The high court upheld the verdict of a $6.7 million judgment against Wyeth pharmaceutical company.
WiredPRNews.com — The Supreme Court upheld a multimillion dollar verdict against a pharmaceutical company this week. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the high court rejected requests for drug company lawsuit limits, and upheld a $60.7 million award against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The vote was 6 to 3.
The case against the pharmaceutical company involved 63 year old Diana Levine, who’s arm was amputated after a botched drug injection punctured her artery. As noted by the AP, the company was reportedly aware of at least 20 prior cases where the same type of injection caused gangrene and subsequent amputation.
Levine is quoted in the report as stating of the Supreme Court ruling, “I just feel really good for what this means for the whole country…The money, to me, means the company was held accountable for something that didn’t need to happen, number one. So hopefully, they’ll learn their lesson from it and change the label so this doesn’t happen to any more people.”