CVS sued over claims prescription was filled with wrong dosage

By Annie Cosby | Apr 29, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she was injured after a CVS pharmacy in Chicago filled her prescription with the wrong dosage and instructions.

Lorraine Farley filed a lawsuit April 24 in the Cook County Circuit Court against CVS Caremark Corp. and Highland Park CVS LLC, doing business as CVS/Pharmacy No. 4688, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Farley underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy on Jan. 22, 2013, at University of Chicago Medical Center and on Jan. 24, 2013, had a prescription for 0.4 doses of Lovenox filled by a pharmacist at the CVS on West 103rd Street in Chicago.

Farley claims she experienced symptoms of a gastrointestinal bleed on Feb. 1, 2013 and was taken to the emergency room. The suit alleges that instead of the 0.4 ML dose of medication she was prescribed, the CVS pharmacist negligently supplied Farley with 1 mL doses  and incorrect printed instructions.

She claims that the pharmacy's negligence in failing to apply the necessary care in the preparation of prescription drugs caused her emergency.

Farley is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Matthew A. Lasusa of Fichera & Miller P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004554.

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 guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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