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Botox Lawsuit Awards Virginia Man $212 million

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A U.S. District Court awarded Douglas Ray Jr. $212 million after lawsuit claims Botox manufacturer Allergen failed to warn his doctor about the risks of Botox which left Ray brain damaged and disabled.

In one of the largest awards regarding Botox lawsuits, one of Ray’s lawyers said the lawsuit asked for $12 million in compensatory damaged and left the punitive damage amount up to the jury.

Ray was treated with Botox to relieve hand tremors and writer’s cramp. The injections caused severe complications that lead to Ray being totally disabled and acquiring more than $643,800 in medical bills. Ray now requires 24 hour care.

Allergan spokesperson Caroline Van Hove stated their disappointment in the verdict, though the company does sympathize with Rays suffering. She went on to explain that Allergen is considering an appeal and brought attention to the fact that Virginia law caps punitive damages at $350,000.  She also said that no evidence was presented to establish that Allergen failed to make adequate information available to Rays doctor about the side effects and risks of using Botox.

Rays attorney said that the cap might not apply to the case. disclaimer: This article: Botox Lawsuit Awards Virginia Man $212 million was posted on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 6:05 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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