- April 14, 2016
-- Plaintiff Nassir Elmachtoub filed a complaint against Walgreens in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging he suffered damages as a result of a pharmaceutical error at a Walgreens' pharmacy in Northridge, California. In the Complaint, Mr. Elmachtoub alleges that his doctor prescribed him the antibiotic Keflex to help prevent infection following knee surgery. However, instead of dispensing Keflex, Walgreens provided Mr. Elmachtoub with Valacyclovir. Unlike Keflex, which is used to treat bacterial infections, Valacyclovir is used to treat shingles-related infections, genital herpes, and cold sores. Mr. Elmachtoub unknowingly took the Valacyclovir for three days, which caused nausea, vomiting, blood in his stool, diarrhea, and debilitating headaches, states the complaint. His knee failed to heal, and became so swollen that he had to be rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. The Complaint further alleges that it was not until an emergency room nurse called Walgreens to inquire about his prescriptions that the doctors and Mr. Elmachtoub discovered that Walgreens had errored and dispensed the wrong medication.
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