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Pharmaceutical Product Liability / Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome

02/14/1995 - Confidential

Rainwater v. Showa Denko, Inc., et al., United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. Pharmaceutical product liability case against major Japanese pharmaceutical company. Client became seriously ill after taking contaminated tablets of L-Tryptophan, a substance classified by the FDA as a food but marketed and sold in the U.S. for its medicinal qualities. Plaintiff suffered EMS (Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome), an inflammatory condition which affects the connective and muscle tissue causing extreme pain, physical debilitation, nerve degeneration, and in some cases, death. Plaintiff has severe EMS which will affect her for the remainder of her life. Amount of settlement is confidential at defendant’s request.

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