New York Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, recently sued and successfully settled with CVS for $875,000 after discovering that the pharmaceutical company was selling expired products at 60% of its New York stores. Now Connecticut Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal is following in a similar vein.
According to a statement from AG Blumenthal, his office is suing a unit of CVS Caremark Corp. for selling expired over-the-counter drugs and products in its stores in Connecticut. Specifically, according to his statement, investigators from his office found expired food, beverages, as well as the expired over-the-counter medications. In total, the expired merchandise was on sale in 20 or more CVS stores between 2008 and 2009.
A CVS spokeswoman claims that the company only became aware of a problem after it received notice of the suit from AG Blumenthal’s announcement on Monday. Nevertheless, the company maintains that the health and safety of its customers is its top priority and is committed to maintaining proper inventory management to ensure that expired products don’t sit on store shelves. However, the Connecticut branches may still face a similar fate to that of their New York counterparts.
recently named in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyer's In America, David Mittleman has been representing seriously injured people since 1985. A partner with Church Wyble PC—a division of Grewal Law PLLC—Mr. Mittleman and his partners focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home injury, pharmacy/pharmacist negligence and disability claims.