Navigation Links
Second Trial in the Largest Hepatitis C Outbreak in U.S. Begins - Mainor Eglet Law Firm Files for Plaintiffs
Date:8/5/2011

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jury selection in the second trial in the largest hepatitis C outbreak in U.S. history has begun in Clark County, Nevada. The Nevada Supreme Court lifted the stay allowing the case to go to trial when it was determined by the court that nurse David Hambrick, a witness for the defense Teva Inc. and Baxter Inc., "does not possess the requisite skill, knowledge or experience to testify as an expert witness regarding the medical cause of hepatitis C transmission at the Endoscopy Clinic of Southern Nevada," and that the defendants must have qualified, competent expert testimony given to a reasonable degree of medical probability for their alternative causation theory. 

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110805/LA48404)

Plaintiff Anne Arnold was exposed to the virus hepatitis C when a contaminated jumbo 50mL infusion vial of the anesthesia medication Propofol was reused during a colonoscopy procedure at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada on July 13, 2007. 50mL infusion vials of Propofol are meant for long tern sedation of patients, not short outpatient procedures like colonoscopies. Arnold was later diagnosed as having contracted hepatitis C. The lawsuit filed by Mainor Eglet alleges design defect, breach of implied warranty for a particular purpose, failure to properly warn by sending a Dear Health Care Professional letter and duty to monitor. 

In the complaint filed in Clark County District Court by Mainor Eglet Law Firm attorneys Robert Eglet, Robert Adams and Artemus Ham on behalf of plaintiffs Anne Arnold and spouse James Arnold -- the defendants Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc.; SICOR Inc. and Baxter Healthcare Corporation -- are each responsible in some manner for causing injury and damages to the plaintiffs.  

"There are two primary issues in the Arnold case: the multi-dosing of Propofol between patients from 50mL jumbo infusion vials not intended for short medical procedures like colonoscopies, and the labels on the vials of Propofol provided inadequate warnings about intended use. Teva and Baxter were responsible for providing 50mL infusion vials of Propofol to the Endoscopy centers because profit dictated the decision to do so. Teva and Baxter's attempt to place the blame exclusively on the health care professionals is a complete disregard for the lives of thousands of Nevadans and their families. Drug companies are not allowed to put profit over patient safety," says Robert Eglet.  


'/>"/>
SOURCE Mainor Eglet Law Firm
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. China Sky One Medical Announces Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2011 Results
2. China Nepstar Chain Drugstore to Report Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results on August 23
3. QIAGEN Completes Second U.S.Submission for Companion Diagnostic to Guide Treatment Decisions in Colorectal Cancer
4. OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2011 and Provides Update on Development Activities
5. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. to Host Conference Call on Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
6. HeartWare International Reports Second Quarter 2011 Revenues of $20.4 Million; 109% Increase From $9.8 Million in Second Quarter 2010
7. Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
8. Isis Reports Financial Results and Highlights for Second Quarter 2011
9. DURECT Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results and Update of Programs
10. Nektar Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
11. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Reports 2011 Second Quarter Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), ... (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) ... MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the forecast ... to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced ... as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This ... best possible value to their clients by offering ... The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC ... for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... a startling report released today, National Safety Council research ... proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... failing states, three – Michigan , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating ... many ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who ... of The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. Ogunleye ... M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. Ogunleye ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article ... are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more ... these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced ... attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 ... received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):