Saturday, July 05, 2003

Mother sues Wal-Mart over infant formula - 2003-06-18 - The Business Review (Albany): "June 18, 2003
Mother sues Wal-Mart over infant formula
Eric Durr
The Business Review

A Clifton Park woman is suing Wal-Mart for $12 million, alleging that the pharmacy at the company's Half Moon store misfilled a doctor's prescription for special infant formula, defrauding the government and endangering the health of her children.

The lawsuit, filed June 16 in Supreme Court in Saratoga County, is seeking personal injury and punitive damages from the nation's largest retailer, said Charlene Fallon, a partner in the Albany, N.Y., and Glens Falls firm Linnan & Fallon LLP, which filed the suit.

Wal-Mart representatives had no immediate comment on the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, Lisa Coons, the mother of prematurely born twins Hunter Coons and Chloe Coons, was directed by her doctor to obtain a special infant formula for the children -- Infamil Premature Iron Fortified with LIPIL. She was given a voucher from the Women Infants and Children nutrition program (WIC) to pay for the formula."

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