Walgreens sued over prescription error

By Whitney Brakken | Jan 23, 2014

The parents of a minor are suing Walgreens, claiming it improperly filled medication.

Robin and Ada Ahmed, as parents and next of friend of a minor boy, filed a lawsuit Jan. 17 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Walgreen Co., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Ahmeds' son was seen by a physician for a regular check up on  Jan. 16, 2012, when allergy medication was discussed with his parents, but not prescribed.

Two days later, the suit alleges, a Walgreens in Crystal Lake called to inform the plaintiffs that their son's prescription was ready for pick up. The Ahmeds claim they believed the prescription was for an allergy medication and began administering the prescription to their son, but that it turned out it was for another person with the same name as their son.

They claim Walgreens acted negligently by dispensing the medication to them, failing to ascertain the correct party for the prescription, failing to communicate with the prescribing doctors, knowingly administering a dose that exceeded the children's dose, failing to properly warn the plaintiffs and that it knew or should have known based on the dosage that the medication was not for their son.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimum and are being represented in the case by attorney Jack C. Marshall of Fichera & Miller P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L000556.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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