65-year-old man claims CVS cost him his eyesight

HOUSTON, Tx. (CNN) — Claudis Alston and attorneys are demanding answers from a CVS pharmacy.

Alston was rushed to the emergency room after putting what he thought were eye drops in his eyes to treat a small case of pink eye. The prescription had instructions for the eye drops, but it turns out that CVS had actually given Alston a prescription for an ear infection.

Alston was rushed to the E.R. after using the drops. However, doctors say he is now blind in that left eye.

“We’ve heard nothing back from CVS,” Alston’s attorney said.

When contacted by the media, even the CVS Headquarters in Rhode Island had an official ‘no comment,’ saying that they can’t talk about pending litigation. The statement that CVS sent to KHOU reads in full, quote, “as this matter involves pending litigation, we are unable to comment.”

Mr. Alston’s attorney is fighting for a  speak for a response and some kind of compensation from CVS.

“We hope the court system will bring some justice to Mr. Alston.”

A court date for the lawsuit has not yet been set.

 

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