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Jury Awards Doctor $15 Million with Negligent Damage Related From Botox Injections – Sales Representative Testified To Pro

Posted May 11 2010 4:36pm 1 Comment

The case was filed by a doctor who used the product and claimed to suffer substantial side effects and the article states here this is what the entire suit is about to image bring an awareness to the fact that there are side effects.  The next item we all want to know about is if the product is in fact safe enough.  We are hearing this same question about a lot of drugs today as business intelligence used in research and development is making it available.  A couple months ago the FDA approved the product for muscle spasms in the hand and wrist area.

Now the saga of Botox is even a bit more interesting in the fact that Allegan, who makes the product is also suing the FDA and wants off-label ban for Botox removed.  The law suit results may not help this law suite but time will tell.

Dysport is a cheaper drug that was approved by the FDA, that does the same thing as does Botox.   I wonder how things are stacking up over there.  One advantage they have is that their product is still new and thus time is on their side.  BD 

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.

Helton said the verdict was the “first step in making sure the public is aware of the actual risks of Botox. It’s a stepping stone to protect the public from what the company is hiding.”

Allergan plans to appeal.  The jury did not award punitive damages against Allergan, he said.

Crucial testimony in the trial included an Allergan sales representative who admitted to providing off-label dosing guidelines to Botox clients in a sealed envelope, Chester said. Allergan disputes that description of the testimony.

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I am in my mid 30's and have been using botox for six  years.
my doctor explained it to me that starting before I really need it is the best way to go. If the muscles aren't able to crease, the deep wrinkles will never form!
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