Sunday, January 11, 2009

Class-action suit filed over heart drug

From the Calgary Herald:
A Calgary law firm has launched a class-action suit against pharmaceutical giant Bayer Inc. for its drug Trasylol, alleging it causes kidney failure, stroke and other serious health problems.

Docken and Company said Thursday it filed the action on behalf of patients who received the medication during heart surgery, including Calgarian Bob Zerebecki.

The lawsuit alleges Zerebecki, now 62, suffered a serious stroke just hours after the 2006 surgery where doctors gave him Trasylol, leaving the former calculus and physics teacher unable to work. "It's caused a lot of pain and suffering for a lot of families," said lawyer Andrew Bone. ...more

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