Alton Walgreens accused of giving customer incontinence medicine instead of blood pressure drug

Andrea Dearden Apr. 4, 2012, 2:58am


An Alton pharmacy is accused of filling a woman's prescription for blood pressure medication with a drug designed to treat incontinence.

Jeaneeta McClintock filed a lawsuit March 26 in Madison County Circuit Court against Walgreen Co., doing business as Walgreens Store No. 3714.

McClintock says she placed the order for her blood pressure medication, Lisinopril, to be refilled at the Walgreens pharmacy on State Street in Alton in March 2010. She says the pharmacy failed to give her the prescribed Lisinopril and "mistakenly and negligently" provided her with the medication Oxybutynin in its place.

According to the petition, Oxybutynin is not designed to treat high blood pressure but is, instead, "used to control symptoms of overactive bladder such as incontinence."

The patient says she unknowingly took the wrong medication for 18 days before discovering the error with the prescription. McClintock claims she had an adverse reaction to the Oxybutynin which caused her to have blood in her urine and other abdominal complications.

McClintock accuses Walgreen Co. of negligence for misfiling her prescription, failing to ensure she received the medication ordered by her physician and failing to discover the error after it was made. She says, as a result, she has endured pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement and physical impairment and been forced to pay medical expenses.

McClintock is asking to be awarded more than $50,000 in damages.

Attorneys S. Russell Meyer and Amy M. Meyer are representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 12-L-381

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