Plaintiffs Barbie Huggins and Robert Huggins (plaintiffs) filed a complaint against Longs Drug Stores California, Inc. (defendant) and its agents (named as Doe defendants) containing the following allegations in all four of its causes of action: Plaintiffs are the parents of Kodee Huggins (Kodee), born August 14, 1989. On October 9, 1989, plaintiffs asked defendant's pharmacist to fill a prescription for a medication, Ceclor, to be given to Kodee in stated amounts. In filling the prescription, the pharmacist misstated the treating physician's directions, thereby causing a severe overdosage and consequent injury to the minor, and further causing plaintiffs to suffer emotional distress and consequent damages.
Disabled by a neuromuscular condition, plaintiff Dianne Urhausen has used crutches since early adolescence. In September 2002, plaintiff drove to a drugstore run by defendant Longs Drug Stores California, Inc. (Longs). Plaintiff chose to park in an ordinary parking space, although there was an unoccupied parking space reserved for the use of disabled persons located adjacent to the parking space she selected. Using her crutches, plaintiff intended to cross the empty disabled access parking space, ascend the sidewalk curb in front of that parking space, and enter the store. When plaintiff was within inches of the curb, however, she fell and was injured.