A customer expecting aspirin but dispensed acetaminophen is suing the pharmacy allegedly responsible for the mistake.
Valentin Minkov filed a complaint June 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against Caremark Illinois Mail Pharmacy, Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. and Rugby Laboratories, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on April 19, 2013, Caremark filled a prescription for Minkov for 81 milligram-strength aspirin but, instead, the defendant dispensed acetaminophen pills at 500 milligram strength. At the end of the June 2013, the lawsuit states, Minkov felt chest pain, dizziness and neck pressure caused by the acetaminophen.
On June 27, 2013, the lawsuit states, Caremark informed Minkov acetaminophen had been dispensed instead of aspirin.
The suit alleges the defendants were negligent for dispensing acetaminophen instead of aspirin, mislabeling the aspirin, and failing to check the contents of the prescription bottle against the label before dispensing it. As a result, the plaintiff allegedly sustained pain and suffering, loss of a normal life and medical expenses.
Minkov seeks damages in excess of $300,000, plus costs. He is represented by attorney David Nemeroff of the Nemeroff Law Offices in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L006586.