How to File Heparin Lawsuits
Heparin is an anticoagulant drug used to prevent clotting of blood. Baxter International has been the largest heparin producer. In 2008, it was found that heparin is contaminated with over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate. It resulted in severe allergic reactions, nausea, vomiting and difficulty in breathing. Hundreds of cases of serious allergic reactions due to use of heparin came into light. Many deaths were also reported due to use of heparin. Baxter International recalled heparin from market in 2008. This lead to a beeline of lawsuits against Baxter Heparin.
What a sufferer can ask for?
Any person, who has suffered any severe reaction by using heparin, can file a lawsuit against it. They can ask for damage and compensation. If they join a class action case, they are entitled to get the similar compensation as ordered in the case.
If you or any person related to you have faced fatal damages due to use of heparin, you can file a lawsuit against it. You can ask for:
Medical bill expenses bore due to allergic reaction of heparin. If you have suffered from any severe side effects from use of heparin, then you can claim all the medical bills and expenses.
If any person has suffered permanent disability due to side effects of heparin, he can claim for cost of permanent disability.
Disabled person can also claim damages against loss of income.
If a person dies due to heparin use, his or her loved ones can claim compensation for loss of companionship.
Any person, who has suffered due to use of Heparin can claim for damages and also claim for pain and suffering as result of Heparin use.
Plaintiffs can also ask for attorney fees and other litigation expenses.
How to File a Lawsuit?
If you or any person related to you has suffered from any damage or injury or death due to taking heparin, you are eligible to file a heparin lawsuit. The side effects of tainted heparin are severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and breathing difficulty. It can cause bleeding episodes in some patients. Some patients have even suffered death. Any above-said damage or injury makes you eligible for filing a lawsuit and asking for compensation. You should consult an attorney regarding this.
You should ask a good lawyer to deal the case. As a verdict in one of the lawsuit against Baxter Heparin lawsuit, your case will have a plus point. The verdict has described the drug heparin produced by Baxter as defective as a matter of law. This gave a lease of new life to other lawsuits against Baxter Heparin.
A plaintiff can claim damages on the ground of medicine being defective and held the manufacturer and supplier liable to pay the damages and compensation.
It is a good option to join a class action lawsuit against Baxter Heparin. It will save cost, time and hassles to plaintiffs. Expertise of many lawyers benefits class action cases. Every case attached with class action case gets similar compensation as ordered for the main case. It speeds up the delivery of verdict and stops occurrence of contradictory verdicts.
There are numerous lawsuits against Heparin as it affected a lot of people. There have been many class action lawsuits too. These cases have been filed against Baxter Healthcare, the manufacturer of heparin. The best part of being in a class action lawsuit is that the lawyers at that particular case must be investing time and money on that case and the similar cases can make your case stronger.