A mom in Florida won her lawsuit Tuesday against the nation’s largest retailer for misleading and manipulating data about her blood pressure.
The woman, who was hospitalized at Children’s Hospital of Tampa in 2014 after suffering a heart attack, says her blood pressures spiked from 250/100 to 260/100 over a three-month period.
Her doctor, however, was concerned about the patient’s health and prescribed a blood pressure medication.
“This is what happens when you put pressure on a patient’s chest, it goes to a higher point,” attorney Kimberly Dukes told Fox News.
“So, this is something that is very, very rare.
This is something doctors are trained to do.”
The patient’s doctor, Dr. Joseph Dolan, is now facing three civil lawsuits for failing to adequately monitor her condition.
Dukes says she is the first person to sue Wal-mart over blood pressure monitoring, and she says the retailer should pay for the medical expenses incurred.
“Walmart needs to be held accountable for their actions, they need to be disciplined for the harm they caused,” she said.
Walmart spokesman Scott DeRosa said the company was aware of the lawsuit but declined to comment further.
Wal-mart spokesman Mark Tushnet said the retailer had not been served with any legal action related to its monitoring of its own employees.
“We are committed to ensuring our associates’ health is well-being and to making our stores safer,” he said.