Kyle Barnett Jan. 21, 2015, 6:43pm


GRETNA – A corporate pharmacy is being sued by a customer who claims he experienced health problems after being given medication meant for another customer.

Marvin Smith filed suit against Walgreens Family of Companies and Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Nov. 7.

Smith claims that he had a prescription filled at the Walgreens located at 678 Terry Parkway in Terrytown on Oct, 17, 2013. The plaintiff alleges that when he picked up his prescription he believed it had been filled properly and he began taking the medication. However, a few days after receiving the medication Smith contends he began experiencing medical problems and noticed that the medication was for another customer.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly fill the prescription and failing to have proper safeguards and prevent medication errors.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and anguish, medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity and loss of enjoyment of life.

Smith is represented by attorney Mark D. Spears Jr. of Marrero.

The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Ross P. LaDart.

Case no. 744-121.

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