Update by user Dec 01, 2012
I just came across an e-mail I received from a former Walgreens employee when she encouraged me to consider seeking employment there several years ago: \"Walgreens is many things to many people. We\'re a neighborhood retailer that believes in providing excellent patient and customer service to those that we serve.
We\'re a trusted wellness provider that supplies customers, patients and payors with everything from acute prescriptions and vaccinations to specialty pharmaceuticals and wellness services.\"
Walgreens has betrayed my trust.
Trust is earned - not freely given. Once lost, it is difficult to earn back.
Original review posted by user Dec 01, 2012
On 9/22/12, I was innoculated for the flu at the Arlngton Heights Walgreens pharmacy at 1000 E Northwest Hwy. Since then, I have had to seek medical care due to intense pain in my left arm, limited range of motion, diminished muscle strength, and sleep deprivation due to the excrutiating pain.
I was contacted by Sedgwick, the claims administrator for Walgreens. For ten weeks - and counting - I have been undergoing medical treatment that confirms that my condition is the result of poor/improper administration of the shot. Sedgwick has not acknowledged any of my correspondence - including a question I had regarding the paperwork for the claim - and has not paid any of the medical bills for doctor visits, physical therapy, and tests (including an MRI that confirms soft tissue and nerve damage).
I work with students at Harper College and am a hospice worker as well.
As such, I was strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. In view of the pain I continue to experience and the apathy of Walgreens/Sedgwick with regard to causing this, I regret being vaccinated - at Walgreens.
I am shocked and stunned - as are all who are aware of my situation - that Walgreens would not assume responsibility for an action that it clearly caused.
Monetary Loss: $1000.