PITTSBURGH - A Maryland couple were suing Medicine Shoppe International Inc. and Cais Inc. d/b/a Pharma Care Infusion Services Inc., alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence, but have quickly dropped Medicine Shoppe from the lawsuit.

Frederick L. Fitzwater and Brenda Fitzwater filed a complaint March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the defendants alleging they failed to provide proper medical care to Frederick Fitzwater.

According to the complaint, in April 2013, Frederick Fitzwater suffered severe vomiting and nausea including diarrhea due to a reaction to an infusion of a prescription drug that the defendants set up for him to administer at home. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to make sure that the infusion device was at the recommended infusion rate.

A month after the case was filed, Medicine Shoppe was voluntarily dismissed as a defendant by the plaintiff.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant in an amount that exceeds $75,000. They are represented by Samuel J. Pasquarelli of Sherrard German & Kelly PC in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-00297-MPK

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