CHARLESTON – A woman is suing a Rite Aid in Kanawha County claiming the store’s pharmacy botched her prescriptions intended to treat her Type 2 diabetes.

Cynthia Wright filed a lawsuit against Rite Aid of West Virginia, doing business as Rite Aid No. 934, on Sept. 3 in the Kanawha Circuit Court citing negligence in filling two prescriptions for Metformin.

On or about Nov. 25, 2013, the Rite Aid pharmacy on MacCorkle Avenue, the lawsuit claims, negligently filled two prescriptions of Metformin for Wright. According to Wright, the negligence led her to suffer Metformin toxicity, and other injuries, according to her medical records.

She is seeking compensation for damages, including past and future medical expenses, loss of future earning capacity, physical pain and suffering, annoyance, embarrassment, humiliation and inconvenience. She is also seeking an award of prejudgment and post-judgment costs, as well as attorney’s fees, costs and expenses and other such relief as she may be entitled to receive under West Virginia law.

She is being represented attorney Richard D. Lindsay of Tabor Lindsay and Associates in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 15-c-1674




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