The long road of the Las Vegas TEVA Hepatitis C lawsuit is nearing its end. It was announced in Las Vegas today that a court-ordered mediation of the more than forty lawsuits surrounding the case have reached a settlement. While terms of the settlement were not disclosed, it is assumed that the original jury award of nearly $800 million was significantly reduced. TEVA spokesperson Denise Bradley stated that the Israeli firm had budgeted $285 million to settle the lawsuits. Just last month, the settlement talks were ordered by the Nevada Supreme Court. If you or a relative has been sickened or killed by an over dose or poor handling of a prescription, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.
Wrongful death lawsuits from the careless dispensation of prescription medications, however, continue. A Louisville woman was killed when her prescription for Hydralazine was erroneously filled with another drug called Hydroxyzine. Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure, Hydroxyzine is a prescription antihistamine. While Moore’s incorrect prescription was fixed two weeks later, the woman passed away after she was hospitalized with congestive heart failure, kidney failure and high blood pressure. If you or a loved one has been sickened or passed away due to a prescription that was erroneously filled, contact Benson and Bingham today.
The fallout from the TEVA Hepatitis C outbreak caused significant repercussions across the Las Vegas medical community. Nevada medical professionals are now required to attest they have taken continuing medical education courses on safe injection practices. Patients were sickened after they were administered the anesthetic Propofol by a Las Vegas Gastroenterologist Dr. Dipak Desai. Dr. Desai is currently pending trial and is free after posting a $1 million bail bond. If you were sickened by the incorrect filling of a prescription or from the misuse of drugs by a Las Vegas physician, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation.
One of the leading personal injury law firms in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, Benson and Bingham work to develop strong relationships with their clients. These strong trusting relationships are the foundation of a strong personal injury case. While no attorney can promise a successful outcome to your personal injury lawsuit, our success speaks for itself. In 2010 and 2011, our clients received over $24,000,000 in awards to reimburse medical costs, lost work and pain and suffering.