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Defective drugs and medical devices frequently claim lives

Many individuals in Tennessee and around the country rely on medical devices and medications for their health and well-being. When this faith is misplaced, the consequences of defective drugs and medical devices prove tragic far too often. In another state, for example, a contaminated laxative allegedly led to the death of an infant girl, and the family has filed a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer.

According to medical records, the now-deceased baby was born with severe acid reflux, which resulted in fluid becoming trapped in her lungs. This, in turn, led to the development of chronic lung disease. The reflux meant the baby needed a feeding tube connected to her intestines by doctors, and the lung problems meant she relied a breathing device. She was also given medication to help alleviate her pain.

In addition, doctors gave the baby a laxative, Dicoto Liquid, as a common side effect of the baby's pain medication was constipation. Tragically, unbeknownst to the doctors, the brand of liquid laxative being administered contained a deadly bacteria, Burkholder cepacian. Though the laxative was later recalled after outbreaks of B. cepacia infections in multiple states, the recall came too late for the baby, who died as a result.

The family of the deceased infant is suing Pharmatech, the makers of the laxative. Anyone in Tennessee who has also suffered, or lost a loved one, in a similar situation -- whether it involves this specific laxative or other defective drugs and medical devices -- does not have to suffer in silence or fight alone. An attorney with experience in medical malpractice cases of this nature can offer invaluable guidance and support in a fight for compensation and justice.

Source: triblive.com, "Deadly bacteria: Pittsburgh family sues drug maker over contaminated laxative", Ben Schmitt, Oct. 28, 2017

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