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Woman who suffered stroke-like symptoms sues manufacturer of recalled Hyoscyamine prescription drug

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By Marian Johns | Nov 28, 2019

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CLARKSBURG – The manufacturers and distributors of Hyoscyamine, a recalled prescription drug for patients with gastrointestinal disorders, are facing a suit filed by a Marion County woman who alleges the drug caused her to suffer from stroke-like symptoms and a seizure.

Betty Yokley filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia against Virtus Pharmaceuticals LLC, Virtus Pharmaceuticals OPCO II LLC and Pharmatec LLC alleging liability, negligence, breach of implied warranty, negligent misrepresentation/fraud and violation of West Virginia's Consumer Credit and Protection Act. 

Yokley alleges she began taking prescription Hyoscyamine on an as-needed basis for irritable bowel syndrome in April of 2016. According to her complaint, on Aug. 29, 2016, she began to have stroke-like symptoms, memory loss, confusion, nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations and had a seizure during testing. The suit states the drug was recalled in September 2016.

Yokley seeks monetary relief, trial by jury, interest and all other just relief. She is represented by Travis Mohler of Colombo Law in Morgantown and David Harman of Burg Simpson Elderedge Hersh & Jardine PC in Cincinnati. 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number 1:19-cv-00180

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