Medical Malpractice/ Brain Damaged Baby Case
Cash Settlement -- 7/2/98. 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.
Product Liability/ Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome
Cash Settlement -- 2/14/95. 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.