In Tennessee and all across the country, people put their trust in drug companies to help make them better. They count on these companies to give their doctors and other medical staff the proper dosage of medications and the proper instructions on how to use the medications. Unfortunately, however, sometimes these drug companies sell improper doses of medicine to doctor’s offices and hospitals and this can lead to serious injury or even death. If you or someone you care about feels like you were given the improper amount of a medication and have suffered an injury because of it, you should speak to a Tennessee dangerous drug and personal injury lawyer right away. They will hear your case and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
In this case, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Baxter International Inc. have been ordered by a jury to pay $14 million over the sale of reusable vials of the anesthetic drug Propofol which colonoscopy patient Michael Washington claims is to blame for his diagnoses of Hepatitis C. According to this lawsuit, the jury concluded that Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc. and Baxter Healthcare Corp. improperly sold Propofol in large vials to be used on multiple patients.
It is third verdict for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Baxter International Inc. over a hepatitis outbreak related to Propofol. The jury in this case awarded Washington and his wife $7 million each in compensatory damages for him developing hepatitis. Punitive damages will be decided at a later date.
A spokesman for Teva stated, “We believe that the allegations against Teva are without merit and we plan to appeal this decision.” The medication Propofol is the same medication involved in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Chad Murray, who was Michael Jackson’s doctor.
Cases similar to this one happen too frequently throughout the country and even right here to the residents of Tennessee. If you or someone you love feel that you have been improperly given medication and then suffered a serious injury as a result, we strongly recommend that you contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee dangerous drug and personal injury attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to see that you receive the compensation you are entitled to for what you have been through.
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