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Lawsuit Filed Against Humira For Eye Damage

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The lawsuit, filed by Jamie Bixby in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Chicago), says Humira, which she took for Crohn’s disease, caused permanent damaged to the myelin sheath of her optic nerves. Humira is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories for the treatment of certain autoimmune diseases including Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

According to the lawsuit, Bixby was told by the Abbot Labs nurse helpline that Humira was not related to the eye pain she began experiencing about a month after starting the drug. Later, her vision in one eye became blurry with black holes, and after seeking emergency treatment, she was diagnosed with optic nerve neuritis “related to her use of Humira.”

Bixby said in the lawsuit, that if Abbot had warned her or her doctor  “that Humira could be the source of her eye pain, she would have immediately discontinued taking the drug and would have immediately obtained proper emergency medical treatment,’’

Bixby said, “Other competitor drugs in the same class have a specific warning about the risks of optic nerve damage. Humira does not.’’

The lawsuit seeks punitive and economic damages. disclaimer: This article: Lawsuit Filed Against Humira For Eye Damage was posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 7:43 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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