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Baxter faces numerous lawsuits over tainted heparin scandal

As many as 300 product-liability lawsuits may be filed in the Illinois state court against drug maker Baxter International Inc., by people injured by or families who lost loved ones to contaminated batches of the blood thinner heparin. Per a judge’s order last year, attorneys are working to convert an aggregate lawsuit to individual claims against the Deerfield, Illinois-based drug company. The complaints accuse Baxter and its supplier, Scientific Protein Laboratories LLC, of negligence, alleging Baxter’s heparin was unsafe for the intended use. The lawsuits seek money damages. The nightmare began in late 2007, as reports of serious allergic reactions ... Read More

Four lawsuits filed in contaminated heparin case

Four lawsuits were filed last month in Cook County, Illinois court against the makers of the blood thinner heparin, claiming the product the company manufactured was contaminated and caused patients to die. Named in the lawsuit are Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Scientific Protein Laboratories. Both Baxter International and Baxter Healthcare have been sued 24 times in 2009 alleging the drug maker’s heparin was contaminated and led to death or serious injury. In February 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered a recall of nine lots of Baxter’s heparin manufactured in the company’s China plant after more than ... Read More

Heparin producer's insurers file lawsuit

The insurance companies for Scientific Protein Laboratories’ parent company, American Capital Ltd., are suing to nullify the policies with the laboratory, according to The Daily Record. The Wisconsin-based company entered a joint venture with Baxter International Inc. to produce heparin in China. Last year, heparin produced at that plant was found to have been contaminated with oversulfated chondroitin sulfate (OSCS), a heparin-mimicking material that can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. The contaminated heparin killed more than 80 people in the U.S. and sickened hundreds more before several batches of the blood thinner were recalled. American Capital purchased 87 percent of Scientific ... Read More

Another lawsuit filed in tainted heparin scandal

Another lawsuit has been filed against the Wisconsin-based heparin manufacturer, Scientific Protein Laboratories and one of its major distributors, Baxter International Inc., claiming the companies allowed contaminated batches of heparin to reach hospitals and medical facilities, where it led to the death of a 59-year-old hemodialysis patient, according to The News-Enterprise. Franke Leon Isom of Webster, Ken., died Dec. 14, 2007, a day after he was given heparin during treatment at Woodland Dialysis Clinic in Elizabethtown. Attorneys argue that Isom received part of the 55,000 gallons of heparin that was contaminated with over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate (OSCS). Earlier this year, a ... Read More