Lawsuit filed against Walgreens for Rx error

February 27, 2006

Charfoos & Christensen has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens on behalf of Michael Wells in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. Attorney Douglas Peters of Charfoos & Chistensen told Drug Topics that Wells' surgeon prescribed the antibiotic Duricef (cefadroxil/cefadroxil hemihydrate, Warner Chilcott) to prevent the development of postsurgical wound infection.

Lawsuit filed against Walgreens for Rx error

Charfoos & Christensen has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens on behalf of Michael Wells in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. Attorney Douglas Peters of Charfoos & Chistensen told Drug Topics that Wells' surgeon prescribed the antibiotic Duricef (cefadroxil/cefadroxil hemihydrate, Warner Chilcott) to prevent the development of postsurgical wound infection. "The patient went to Walgreens, received the medication, took it for five days, and developed severe cramps in his legs. The patient was given a generic for Diuril (chlorothiazide, Merck), a diuretic. He developed a severe postoperative wound infection and has urinary incontinence." Peters said the error occurred at a Walgreens in Clarkston, Mich. The pharmacist, whose name was not disclosed, is not being sued. A Walgreens spokeswoman said, "We haven't been served with the lawsuit and typically don't comment on pending litigation, but our first priority is the health of our patients."

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