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Drug Interaction / Medical Malpractice

07/02/1998 - Confidential

Plaintiff v. Major Drug Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, United States District Court, Middle District of Product Liability/ Georgia, Columbus Division. A 53 year-old woman, who regularly drank wine and alcohol but was in good health, was prescribed extra strength acetaminophen, four times a day, by her doctor after she was diagnosed with bronchitis.

After taking the recommended dose for four days, she became restless and confused and she was taken to the emergency room with elevated liver enzymes and a diagnosis of sudden liver failure. She was transported to the University of Birmingham Hospital but was too sick for an emergency liver transplant which was her only chance for survival. She died two days after being hospitalized with fulminate liver failure. The amount of the settlement is confidential at defendant’s request.

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