Everyone was in on it –
February 19, 2020 – Subsequently, Faulhaber has suffered from an array of bodily and mental damages, the suit continues, including “severe” discomfort and pain, functional disabilities, memory loss, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. His wife is also seeking damages upwards of $50,000 for the pain and suffering she’s endured on account of her husband’s addiction.
Neither staff at the Pain Management Center nor the attorney representing Walgreens in the case, Brian Wood, returned calls for comment. However, Wood filed a motion in Ramsey County District Court shortly after the suit was filed seeking its dismissal, according to the court document.
Woods co-counsel, Michael Burke, filed a memorandum of law to support the request, which states, among other things, that there is “no authority in Minnesota holding that a pharmacist is negligent when its pharmacists accurately fill valid prescriptions ordered by a physician and supply those prescriptions drugs to the patient.”
It goes on to point to case-law from other states that indicates physicians, not pharmacists, have the responsibility of ensuring that patients know the risks associated with certain medications.