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McGuireWoods secures jury verdict for academic medical center

October 14, 2010

McGuireWoods helped an academic medical center secure a defense verdict following a jury trial of claims relating to the alleged improper administration of the drug Phenergan which led to a patient's vasculitis, compartment syndrome and necrosis of an extremity. The litigation arose from treatment in the center's emergency department during which the plaintiff received three IV injections of the medication also known as Promethazine. The plaintiff claimed that in light of the know dangers of the medication – highlighted in the U.S. Supreme Court case Wyeth v Levin – the hospital should have employed heightened standards advocated by drug safety organizations in order to prevent such injuries.