Walgreen's gave wrong directions on prescription, woman claims in suit

Kelly Holleran Mar. 30, 2009, 9:00am

A Madison County woman claims Walgreen's provided her with the wrong instructions for her daughter's prescription, which resulted in the intoxication of her daughter.

Kiley Pfiefer claims Dr. Jamil Rama called in a prescription to Walgreen's on Jan. 30 for Kiley's four-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn Pfeifer. Rama called for .25 milliliters of Risperidone to be taken twice a day.

However, when Kiley went to pick up the prescription, Walgreen's instructed her to give Kaitlyn 2.5 milliliters twice a day, according to the complaint filed March 26 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Kiley followed the instructions in the evening of Jan. 30 and in the morning of Jan. 31, the complaint says.

Soon afterwards, though, Kaitlyn "was caused to suffer from Risperidone intoxication resulting in toxic encelopathy, delirium and tachycardia, pain and suffering, and medical expenses," the suit states.

Kiley is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

Eric J. Carlson of Carlson and Carlson in Edwardsville will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-311.

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