Walgreens, pharmacist sued after Chicago resident injured by medication

By Whitney Brakken | Feb 21, 2014

A Chicago resident is suing over claims she was injured after a pharmacist wrongfully changed her dosage.

Minister Charnessa Carter filed a lawsuit Feb. 14 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Walgreens and Deval Patel, employee, agent and servant of Walgreens and individually, citing negligence, civil rights violation, professional negligence and Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 18, 2012, Carter filled a prescription at Walgreens. The complaint states, upon receipt of the prescription, Patel informed the plaintiff she could not afford the medication and that she should only take half of the dosage that had been ordered by her physician. Carter says she complied with Patel's instructions, causing her to develop symptoms, resulting in hospitalization and physical therapy.

Cater is seeking compensatory damages, punitive damages, equitable relief, costs and fees. She is being represented in the case by the Lori S.C. Yokoyama & Associates PC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L001559.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of

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