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$250 for Providing Wrong Medication

$250 for providing wrong medication

On August 8, 1997, Michael Clarke reported to the WSP pill line to obtain medication for his broken tooth. Nurse Dufner gave Mr. Clarke two small pills and some white cream to apply directly on the injured tooth. Immediately following application of the creamy substance, Mr. Clarke became violently ill and began vomiting. He subsequently discovered that Dufner had mistakenly given him foot fungus medication, rather than the medication intended for his tooth. Mr. Clarke filed a tort claim with the Division of Risk Management, which was settled for $250. Mr. Clarke was not represented by counsel. See: Matter of Clarke, Tort Claim No. 31030376-01 (Jan. 20, 1998).

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