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Family Files Darvocet Lawsuit After Mother Dies Of Heart Attack

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A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in New Orleans by the family of Elizabeth Houlihan against Eli Lilly & Co., Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Vintage Pharmaceuticals Inc. alleging that the painkiller caused her fatal heart attack in May 2010.

In November 2010, the FDA issued a warning that Darvocet and Darvon could cause significant changes in the electrical activity of the heart, increasing the risk of heart arrhythmias, myocardial infarction and death. Darvon and Darvocet and their generic equivalents were pulled from the market.

The lawsuit is among a growing number of suits being filed across the county alleging loss of loved ones due to Darvocet caused heart attacks. Plaintiffs are seeking to consolidate the cases, since all the Darvon, Darvocet and other propoxyphene-based pain killers carry the same side effects and plaintiffs allege that the drug makers failed to warn about the serious and potentially fatal side effects.

The Houlihan lawsuit was filed by Peggy Oniate, Elizabeth Frederick and Andrew Houlihan Jr., and is seeking damages for medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of a loved one, pain and suffering and loss of service.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Family Files Darvocet Lawsuit After Mother Dies Of Heart Attack was posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at 8:48 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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