Maryland Braces for Contaminated Heparin
Article posted on:04/22/2008
According to the FDA, as many as 81 deaths in the United States and Germany have been linked to a man-made chemical ingredient of heparin called oversulfated condroitin sulfate (OSCS). Hundreds more may have been victims of adverse reactions to the tainted drug. In Maryland, health officials are monitoring the situation. The Maryland medical malpractice lawyers at Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White will be evaluating contaminated heparin injuries for possible law suites arising from the negligence. Symptoms for those affected include difficulty breathing, nausea or vomiting, falling blood pressure, excessive sweating and life-threatening shock. Those who are using heparin and suffer these types of symptoms may be entitled to reimbursement for their medical expenses and additional damages from the drug companies.