Wal-Mart Settles Suit Over Fatal Prescription Error

An attorney representing the family of a Cecil County man says Wal-Mart has settled a lawsuit filed after the man received the wrong prescriptions from a Wal-Mart pharmacist and subsequently died.

Attorney Harry Barnes says it is "a favorable settlement," but says the details were sealed by a federal judge in Baltimore.

Sixty-six-year-old George Smith of North East died in March 2007. He became ill eight days after receiving prescriptions intended for someone else and died at Union Hospital in Elkton. Smith's two adult children sued Wal-Mart last year for $3 million, citing their severe emotional suffering.