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Walgreens pharmacist allegedly provided wrong prescription, suit claims

By Max Schramel | Mar 2, 2015


NEW ORLEANS – A Walgreens pharmacy patron claims she was given the wrong prescription leading to severe personal injuries.

Bobbie J. Wilson filed suit against Walgreen Louisiana Co. Inc. and an unknown employee in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Jan. 5.

On Jan. 6, 2014, the plaintiff, Bobbie J. Wilson, claims she was a patron at a Walgreens Pharmacy located at 5501 Crowder Blvd. in New Orleans. The petitioner was picking up her prescribed medication in order to regulate her blood pressure. However, the pharmacist working that day allegedly handed the plaintiff the wrong prescription made out to “Mr. Bobby J. Wilson.” The prescription was “Doxazosin,” used to treat enlarged prostates.

The plaintiff contends she ingested the “incorrect medication” for up to 10 days suffering acute personal injuries. The petitioner also further avers Walgreen Louisiana Co. Inc. is responsible for the aforementioned pharmacist’s actions and the damages incurred through the mishap.

The defendants are accused of failing to dispense the correct medication, adhere to safety protocol, failing to warn of a hazardous condition, failing to pay attention to detail, failing to adequately train its personnel and failing to read the prescription intended for the plaintiff.

The petitioner is seeking an unspecified amount in damages for pain and suffering, mental agony, disabilities, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and loss of future income.

The plaintiff is represented by Craig S. Sossaman and Michael W. Collins of The Law Offices of Craig S. Sossaman, A Professional Law Corporation.

The case has been assigned to Div. F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

Case no. 2015-00027.

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