THIS JUST IN: Lincoln County

By Harmon Marks | Aug 29, 2008

Aug. 7
Rexel B. Cooper and Bruce A. Cooper, co-executors of the estate of Jackie D. Cooper vs. Mylan Inc. fka Mylan Laboratories Inc.; Mylan Bertek Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company
PA-Timothy C. Bailey; J-Hoke
* The plaintiffs says the drug Phenytoin was responsible for personal injuries and the wrongful death of Jackie D. Cooper. They claim the defendants "were engaged in the business of testing, manufacturing, packaging, marketing, labeling, adverse drug event reporting or non-reporting, distribution, promotion and/or sale of Phenytoin." It also says Cooper's physician "was deprived of the ability to full assess the risks when making the decision to prescribe these drugs due to the defendants; deficient and inadequate warning." Cooper, a former Lincoln County sheriff, died Aug. 7, 2006. "His death certificate states he had cardiac arrest and multi organ failures resulting from 'toxic epidermal necrolysis.'"
Case number: 08-C-87

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