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Florida Pharmacist Sued for Mishandling Prescription

May 20, 2011
Colson Hicks Eidson

A 64-year-old woman filed suit against a pharmacist and his store in Winter Park, Florida, claiming the pharmacist gave her the wrong prescription for her rheumatoid arthritis. The pharmaceutical litigation names The Medicine Shoppe and its owner Mehrdad Hairi as defendants. Mr. Hairi is also a pharmacist.

The woman alleges that in May 2009, she ordered her arthritis medication, methotrexate, through the mail. What she received was fluphenazine, an anti-psychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia. After taking the drug, she developed tremors, dizziness, blurred vision, cloudiness of thought and other maladies.

She took the medication for three months before going to the emergency room. Another pharmacist discovered the prescription error when re-filling her methotrexate prescription. The plaintiff still experiences restlessness in her thigh, abnormal facial expressions, hand tremors and depression.

Her lawsuit says that Hairi has faced accusations of mishandling prescriptions in the past in Florida. Records from the Florida Department of Health show that people have accused Hairi of misbranding and misfiling prescriptions. Hairi claims he is unaware of the current lawsuit against him.

If you or a loved one is the victim of pharmaceutical negligence, contact a Florida injury lawyer. A skilled Florida injury attorney can help you recover damages and financial compensation for your injuries.