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Pharmacy sued over allegedly contaminated steroid injection

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 26, 2014

Syringe with needle and needle cap

GRETNA – An orthopedic patient is suing a pharmacy she claims provided her healthcare provider with a contaminated steroid that was injected into her knee after which she suffered numerous side effects.

Gail Scott-Gillespie filed suit against Main Street Pharmacy in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 25.

Scott-Gillespie claims haw received an injection of a steroid injection in her knee from Southern Orthopaedic Specialists and that after she received the injection she received a skin rash, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, generalized nausea and insomnia. The plaintiff alleges that on June 27, 2013 she received a letter from Southern Orthopaedic Specialists alerting her that the steroids she had received were the subject of a recall due to contamination and had been suspected by the Food and Drug Administration in connection with infections that had occurred elsewhere.  Scott-Gillespie asserts the product was produced and distributed by Main Street  Pharmacy.

The defendant is accused of creating an unreasonably dangerous drug, failing to adequately warn physicians and consumers that the drug was dangerous, breach of warranty and producing a defective drug.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, disability, emotional distress, medical monitoring, medical expenses, loss of life’s pleasures, loss of earnings and loss of earning capacity.

Scott-Gillespie is represented by Nora R. Udell of New Orleans-based Kara Hadican Samuels & Associates LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division P Judge Lee V. Faulkner Jr.

Case no. 739-757.

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