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(Scroll down for video) Walgreens was slapped with a lawsuit after a customer died because he was forced to clean up a dirty toilet, according to court documents in Florida.
69-year-old Fernando Elizarraras of Orlando, allegedly died from emotional distress after being forced to clean up the dirty toilet at the Walgreens located on Landstar Boulevard.
The lawsuit was filed by the deceased’s wife, Maria Elizarraras.
According to the lawsuit, Fernando had been a long-term customer of Walgreens.
One day, after using the bathroom in the store, employees stopped Fernando as he tried to leave and physically accompanied him to the bathroom.
The employees insisted that Fernando clean the facility because he left a mess in the bathroom. For 20 minutes, Fernando was threatened and forced to clean the bathroom before he was allowed out of the store.
The incident caused Fernando to be humiliated, dishonored, and hurt in his feelings, emotionally and mentally. The emotional anguish caused by the situation was so severe that it resulted in Fernando's death.
Maria is willing to settle her lawsuit for $500,000.