GRETNA – A man’s estate and his wife are suing a pharmacy chain after he was allegedly provided a medication that caused him to suffer an allergic reaction.
The estate of Aaron Kemp and Michelle Sahuque-Kemp filed suit against Walgreens Mail Sevice Inc. and John Doe in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 16.
The plaintiffs allege that on June 28, 2014 Aaron Kemp went to a 24-hour medical facility complaining of nausea, thumb pain and a rash and they provided him with a prescription for a sulfa-based antibiotic Bactrim which he was to take 160 milligram tablets twice daily. Aaron Kemp allegedly notified Walgreens that he was allergic to sulfa but they still filled the prescription and he suffered an allergic reaction.
The lawsuit states Aaron Kemp died from unrelated causes following the incident.
The defendant is accused of breaching the standard of care.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, bodily disability, loss of use and function, impairment of psychological function, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and loss of consortium.
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Rodney Kelp Littlefield of New Orleans-based Littlefield Law LLC.
The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond S. Steib Jr.
Case no. 751-667.