Yesterday an Oklahoma jury awarded $15 million to a woman who claimed she experienced pain and other problems after receiving the shots, reports the Orange County Register. (The O.C. is Allergan’s home base.) Though the jury ruled for Allergan on a product liability claim, it found the company was negligent in its off-label promotion of the drug, plaintiff’s attorney Ray Chester tells the Health Blog.
An Oklahoma jury Tuesday reached a $15 million negligent-damage verdict against the maker of Botox in the case of a 47-year-old woman who suffered years of pain after getting the wrinkle-smoothing injections.The suit was filed against Irvine-based Allergan by Dr. Sharla Helton, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Oklahoma who fell ill and eventually lost her job after getting the injections in 2006.She blamed Botox for double vision, breathing difficulty and years of continual pains in her arms, hands and feet.
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