STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Widow Sues Pharmacy, Drug Manufacturers for Husband's Fatal PPA-Induced Stroke
April 29, 2002
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The widow of a man who died in May 2000 after taking the weight loss product Dexatrim filed suit April 25 against the manufacturers of the product and the pharmacy where it was purchased. Gail Forrest, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Charles Forrest, v. The Delaco Corporation, et al., No. CL-01-004915 AN (Fla. Cir. Ct., Palm Beach Cty.).
Gail Forrest is suing The Delaco Corporation, Thompson Medical Company, Inc., Chattem, Inc. and Walgreen Co., alleging that her husband died as a result of the defendants' failure to warn about the dangers of ingesting ...