Docket No. S030711.

6 Cal.4th 124 (1993)

862 P.2d 148

24 Cal. Rptr.2d 587

BARBIE HUGGINS et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. LONGS DRUG STORES CALIFORNIA, INC., Defendant and Respondent.

Supreme Court of California.

November 18, 1993.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


John J. Machado and Patricia Melugin Cousins for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Dummit, Faber & Brown, Gregory P. Matzen, Donahue & Callaham and Stephen J. Mackey for Defendant and Respondent.

Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, Curtis A. Cole, Steven J. Bernheim, Dicaro, Highman, D'Antony, Dillard, Fuller & Gregor, Kimberly Brown and Brian S. Letofsky as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.



In filling a prescription for plaintiffs' two-month-old son, defendant pharmacy wrote directions for five times the dosage ordered by the doctor. Plaintiffs seek to hold the pharmacy liable for their emotional distress from having unwittingly injured their son by administration of the overdose. As is typical in suits for negligent infliction of emotional distress involving family relationships and medical treatment...

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