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$212M Jury Award Ordered in Allergan Botox Brain Injury Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Drugs/Medical Devices lawsuit.

Washington, DC: A federal jury has ordered the maker of Botox, Allergan, to pay $212 million to a man who allegedly suffered brain damage leading to disablement, following the use of the drug.

While the jury awarded Douglas Ray, who is 67 years old, $212 million in punitive damages, the cap in Virginia for punitive damages is set at $350,000, and therefore, that is the maximum Ray will receive. Ray was also awarded $12.35 million in compensatory damages.

Ray was injected with Botox in 2007 for treatment of hand tremors. However, shortly thereafter he allegedly developed a fever and rash. Ray suffered brain damage and now requires round-the-clock care, the lawyer said. In his lawsuit, Ray stated that Allergan had failed to warn him of the risk of Botox injections setting off an auto-immune reaction resulting in brain damage.

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Published on Apr-29-11


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