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Contaminated Alcohol Prep Pad Action to Proceed Against Bayer in Wash. D.C. Federal Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge has denied Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s motion for summary judgment, finding sufficient evidence exists that the plaintiff's use of allegedly contaminated alcohol prep pads caused him to develop a serious infection.

On Feb. 2, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia also refused to exclude the testimony of the plaintiff's experts, finding they go to the weight, rather than the admissibility, of the testimony and should be explored before the jury.

William West was prescribed Bayer's Betaseron, an injectable drug, to treat his multiple sclerosis. The Betaseron injection ...

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