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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dangerous Drug Blinds Woman

A jury found that Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was liable for a 51-year-old woman’s personal injuries because they should have known that the prescription drug meant to help with shoulder pain was dangerous to consumers. The victim in this dangerous drug case suffered burns to her eyes, mucus membranes, and skin after taking the dangerous drug Sulindac. The woman was awarded $21 million dollars for her injuries, pain and suffering, and because the dangerous drug blinded and scared her.

Two weeks after starting to take Sulindac, the woman noticed irritation around her eyes and that her face was showing red spots. She was admitted to a hospital where she was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). This dangerous drug literally burned her body inside and out.

Prescription drugs are meant to help improve our quality of life. Some pharmaceutical companies ignore certain effects of their drugs and put them on the market even though they know the drug is potentially harmful. Pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for manufacturing and distributing dangerous drugs.

If you have suffered from taking a dangerous drug in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, please contact the Philadelphia dangerous drug attorneys at the Cochran Firm today to schedule a consultation about your case.

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