A major pharmacy is facing allegations it incorrectly filled a prescription for a minor.
Susan Wagner, individually and on behalf of her minor child, filed suit Dec. 1 in Cook County Circuit Court against Walgreen Co., claiming she incurred additional medical expenses and her daughter suffered injuries as a result of pharmacy's alleged mistake.
According to the complaint, Wagner's daughter has nephrotic syndrome, a condition in which the kidneys fail to extract waste from blood, causing variances in protein levels and swelling of the body and face.
The suit states Wagner's daughter suffered an early relapse of the syndrome on July 2 that was treated by her doctors at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, where she was prescribed prednisone, a steroid medication.
Wagner filled the prescription at the Walgreen's at 1649 W. Belmont Ave. and claims the pharmacy and its staff failed to ensure the prescription was filled correctly and after becoming aware a mistake was made, failed to notify the Wagners of the error.
As a result of the defendant's negligence, Wagner contends her daughter has sustained long-term complications, including kidney damage.
Wagner seeks $50,000 on each count of the two-count complaint and is represented by attorney Gregg E. Strellis of Strellis & Field in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L-012426.
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