STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Houston Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Rezulin Lawsuit

HOUSTON - A Houston jury has found in favor of defendant Warner-Lambert Co. in one of the first Rezulin lawsuits to go to trial in the United States. Mercado v. Warner-Lambert Co., No. 2000-42692 (Texas Dist. Ct., Harris Cty.).

The jury found on Dec. 17 that Warner-Lambert had not contributed to the death of plaintiff Laura Mercado's mother, Norma Culberson, who died from diabetes-related renal or kidney failure in January 2000.

Culberson's death certificate listed liver damage as a secondary cause of death.

Culberson was prescribed Rezulin to control her diabetes in 1997. Her daughter filed suit against the drug ...

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