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Woman Files Suit After Adverse Reaction To Arthritis Treatment


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12/4/2008
Brent Adams
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A couple from Jefferson County, Texas has filed a personal injury suit against Centocor, claiming that the woman experienced an adverse reaction after taking one of the company’s medicines for treatment for her rheumatoid arthritis. According to Muriel Janet Jackson and Robert Jackson, her physician prescribed her Remicade.

Muriel Jackson received her first Remicade infusion on September 14, 2006, her second on September 28, 2006, and her third on November 30, 2006, according to the suit the couple filed in Jefferson County District Court on November 26. The suit claims she was supposed to continue the infusions, but was unable due to experiencing adverse reactions. 

The suit claims that the regimen of Remicade treatment was the proximate cause of Jackson suffering “serious and permanent” injuries and damages.

The Jacksons allege negligence on the part of Centocor for Remicade being defective and unreasonably dangerous in addition to the company’s failure to provide Muriel Jackson with sufficient information that would have allowed her to make an informed decision on the Remicade treatment, according to the complaint. The suit claims that instead, she relied on the “inadequate and improper” warnings provided by Centocor, “to her detriment."

Muriel Jackson claims that the Remicade infusions she received caused her to suffer physical pain and mental anguish, lost physical capacity, lost enjoyment of life, lost earnings, and lost earning capacity in addition to incurring medical expenses. Robert Jackson claims lost consortium and lost services in the home. They seek unspecified damages.



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