The Birmingham, Alabama firm of Burke, Harvey & Frankowski is currently accepting cases involving injuries and wrongful death resulting from use of the drug, Heparin. Heparin manufactured by Baxter Pharmaceuticals in China and sold in the United States between approximately September, 2007 and the Spring of 2008 was potentially contaminated with Over Sulfated Chondroitin Sulfate (OSCS). This is a man made chemical that was deliberately added to Heparin in China.
OSCS has been documented to cause anaphylactic reactions. The most serious cases involve persons who immediately experience hypotensive shock, strokes and even death while Heparin is being administered. In January 2008, Baxter recalled certain lots of Heparin. OSCS has futher been linked to Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia or HIT which in some cases requires amputation of the effected limb. Heparin is widely used in a variety of ways and during certain surgical procedures including cardiac surgery.
On February 28, 2008, Baxter recalled all lots of its Heparin representing millions of doses. Notwithstanding the recall, there is documentation that contaminated Heparin remained on some hospital shelves until the Spring or early summer of 2008.
If you, a family member or someone you know received Heparin and suffered from symptoms that include tachychardia, extreme diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, unexplained rashes, swelling of the throat, anaphylactic or hypotensive shock, stroke, amputation or death they may have received contaminated Heparin. Burke, Harvey & Frankowski will provide a free consultation and evaluation of your case. We are evaluating cases nationwide and our lawyers are licensed to practice in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Texas and New York. Contact Us today or call our toll free number at (888) 880-9046.