Jadalyn Williams will never graduate from high school.. never fall in love and marry.. never have children of her own. She died in April of 2012 from a morphine overdose at the tender age of six.
" I miss her.. she was full of life." said her mother Simone Allen wiping away tears.
The autopsy report said the cause of death was morphine toxicity.. Jadelyn had been taking morphine sulfate for the pain her sickle cell.
Her mom had been getting her prescriptions filled at the Cullen Care Pharmacy for the last five years. She and her lawyers allege a prescription error and the autopsy report backs that up.
"The pathological findings are that it was clearly a very high dose. That was to Jadalyn a six year old girl that could not survive after receiving that dose." said her lawyer Mo Aziz.
Aziz says the dosage was ten times higher than it should've been.
These kind of mistakes do happen... more often than you might think.
According to the Institute of Medicine over four thousand people are injured daily nationwide due to medication or pharmacy errors. And in 2012, the same year this happened. The Texas State Board of Pharmacy closed 196 complaints of pharmacy prescription error, specifically the wrong dosage.
they aren't always fatal or even serious mistakes..
However sometimes they are . Sometimes people die.. Sometimes even little girls like Jadalyn Williams.
"It was the worst thing that ever happened to me. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I don't want anyone to go through what I've been through." said Allen.
Nobody at the pharmacy would talk to us. Our phone call to the lawyer for the pharmacy's insurance company remains unreturned.