HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
On June 17, The Bell Law Firm initiated a lawsuit against Genzyme Corporation in the District of Colorado (Case 1:14-cv-1684) alleging the manufacturer negligently marketed, distributed and sold impure and untested drugs that exacerbated the plaintiff’s condition.
According to court documents, Genzyme experienced a contamination of the drug Cerezyme sometime prior to June 2009, which the plaintiff had been prescribed for a condition known as Gaucher Disease.
"Cerezyme was a miracle drug for Gaucher patients, but Genzyme [allegedly] contaminated it with a dangerous virus, and cut doses to less than a third for many Gaucher patients in response to a shortage Genzyme itself created,” said Rachel Goldfarb, managing attorney of The Bell Law Firm’s Colorado office.
Court documents show The Bell Law Firm is alleging the plaintiff’s drug was substituted with a diluted and contaminated version of Cerezyme in the plaintiff’s treatments from 2010- 2011.
“Genzyme [allegedly] knew the diluted medication was experimental and dangerous but still decided to give it to certain Gaucher patients, including our client. Our client was deprived of FDA approved doses and instead injected with a live pathogenic virus, without his informed consent. As a result, he now suffers from an incurable cancer,” Goldfarb said.
The firm is alleging Genzyme knew the diluted version of Cerezyme was untested and unsafe, and that there was no evidence an impure formula would effectively treat the plaintiff’s condition.
“Congress enacted the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the States passed their own pure food and drug laws over 70 years ago to protect against this type of conduct. We are hopeful that a jury will hold Genzyme and its partners responsible for their actions in endangering and forever altering the lives of thousands of patients, including our client’s,” said Goldfarb.
Court documents state that The Bell Law Firm is further alleging Genzyme operated a fraudulent scheme to collect revenues from this illegal marketing and distribution of the diluted Cerezyme formula.
The firm is requesting that the complaint be certified as a class action lawsuit to include additional plaintiffs with similar allegations, as well as their spouses.
The Bell Law Firm is providing free case consultations to anyone who believes they have been injured by Genzyme’s alleged negligence.
Any person who believes they may have a claim in the action against Genzyme may contact The Bell Law Firm by calling its Colorado office at (720) 344-4899 or its Charleston, W.Va. office at 1-800-342-1701.
About The Bell Law Firm
With the legal and technical resources necessary to litigate the most complex personal injury cases, The Bell Law Firm is proud to represent injury and accident victims from their offices in Charleston, West Virginia and Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Having recovered millions of dollars for personal injury victims, the experienced attorneys at The Bell Law Firm work closely with their clients to successfully deliver justice on their behalf. For more information or for a free, no-obligation case review, visit belllaw.com or call 1-800-342-1701 to reach the Charleston, W.Va. office, or visit http://www.belllawcolorado.com or call (720) 344-4899 to reach the Highlands Ranch, Colo. office.
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