Company Plans to Appeal Hepatitis C Verdict

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries says it will appeal a multimillion dollar verdict in a civil case stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak two years ago.

A Clark County District Court jury on Friday ordered Teva to pay $356 million to Henry Chanin and his wife, Lorraine. Baxter Healthcare Corp. was ordered to pay the couple $144 million.

Health officials have blamed reuse of vials of the anesthetic propofol for infecting patients with the incurable liver disease.

In a statement, Teva officials said there are numerous grounds for appeal.

A spokeswoman for Baxter also said previously that the company would also appeal the decision.

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