If you or a loved one has been injured or a tragic death has occurred due to an injection from a potentially tainted lot of the drug, Octagam, it is of the utmost importance that you act quickly to protect your right to a potentially substantial cash settlement award. You may qualify for monetary compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income and more. To determine if you are eligible for a cash award, act promptly by speaking to our expert and board certified, Octagam drug injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. The eligibility consultation will cost you nothing, but it could mean a far more secure financial future simply by calling us at (903) 597-6000.
Octagam (immune globulin intravenous [human] 5% liquid preparation) is manufactured by Octapharma USA, Inc., and the drug received FDA approval in 2004 as an injection administered treatment for immune system deficiencies. Octagam is manufactured using sterilized human plasma, taking advantage of its beneficial antibodies to enhance a depressed immune system patient’s ability to fight infection and disease.
Unfortunately, it had been announced by the FDA that, on August 20, 2010, Octagam’s manufacturer had initiated a voluntary recall of its entire distribution of the drug. The total recall had been due to numerous reports to Octapharma regarding thromboembolic (blood clot blockage) events that had resulted in strokes and death that occurred simultaneous with or shortly after an Octagam injection. These serious brain injuries and fatalities had initially been linked to only seven, potentially tainted lots of the drug, but worse news was yet to come.
Octapharma and the FDA quickly collaborated to develop a test to determine which lots of the preparation were potentially responsible for the serious to lethal reactions to the drug. Once developed, the test soon identified an additional 24 lots of Octagam, raising the total to 31 that had been distributed in vials containing five gram or ten gram dosages. Additionally, Octapharma reported that the vials in question carried expiration dates that ranged between January 11, 2012 and June 23, 2012.
Due to the potentially lethal dangers of the distributed Octagam, its maker issued a voluntary and total recall of all lots. Octapharma requested hospitals and other purchasers to immediately quarantine their inventory until the drug could be returned for safe disposal.
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