Kyle Barnett Mar. 10, 2015, 5:00pm


GRETNA – A pharmacy is being sued by a customer who claims she received an anti-depressant prescription medication when she should have received a medication to treat acid reflux.

Regina Todaro filed suit against Louisiana CVS Pharmacy LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on Jan. 13.

Todaro claims that on Jan. 13, 2014 she had a prescription filled at the CVS Pharmacy located at 1401 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie and was given Duloxetine, an anti-depression medication, instead of Dexlansoprazole, a medication used to treat acid reflux related to stomach and esophagus problems.

The plaintiff alleges that she began taking the wrong medication and began to experience disorientation, lethargy and vertigo and received injuries in a fall, including two black eyes and a broken nose.

The defendant is accused of improperly dispensing a medication, failing to take precautions to avoid dispensing wrong mediation, failing to possess the degree of knowledge and skill that pharmacists should possess and failing to exercise a necessary degree of care.

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

Todaro is represented by Pierre F. Gremillion of Metairie-based Law Offices of Pierre F. Gremillion LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Stephen D. Enright Jr.

Case no. 745-756.

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