Category: Medical Malpractice

Large Cash Settlement for Wrongful Death Victim by Drug Manufacturer

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We represented the family of Robert Althage, who died because of St. Louis-based KV Pharmaceuticals and Ethex Corporation’s failure to put the right amount of morphine in their morphine sulfate tablets. These drugs were recalled by KV Pharmaceuticals and Ethex, and both of these companies almost went out of business. They were subjected to fines and federal investigation for their lack of safe drug production. They basically made over-sized morphine sulfate tablets and then distributed them without advising customers. The tragedy in this case was that Mr. Althage had a back problem, filled a morphine sulfate prescription prescribed by his primary doctor, took five of the pills over two days as directed by the physician and as labeled on the prescription bottle and died of morphine intoxication. This was a tragedy and a surprise to his family. It is really unfortunate that the family received a notice from the drug manufacturer and Walgreens that the morphine/sulfate may have been contaminated a month after he died. When they received this later they were shocked. We successfully settled this case for a large sum that we cannot disclose because the drug manufacturer required confidentiality as part of their settlement.

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