The Fleet Phospho-soda litigation is on track. Status briefs were filed in court on August 13th. Currently, there are 550 known claims with intention to file lawsuits that have been presented to C.B. Fleet Co. Inc., the maker of the over-the-counter laxative. The claims involve severe kidney damage to patients using the laxative as a bowel cleanser before colonoscopies.
There are currently estimated to be over 100 filed cases in the U.S. Over 120 cases were settled with Fleet before the litigation was consolidated in multi-district litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The product was removed from the market on December 11, 2008. The withdrawal came on the same day the Food and Drug Administration issued an alert stating that products such as Phospho-soda should be available by prescription only and not sold over the counter. Most recently, four more lawsuits were filed in April 2009 alleging that patients took a double dose of Phospho-soda at the advice of their doctors. If you need more information on this subject, contact Roger Smith at 800-898-2034 or by email at Roger.Smith@beasleyallen.com.
Source: Lawyers USA Online
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