In March 2008, Heparin was recalled because of the contamination of raw heparin stock from China. The FDA confessed that it failed to inspect the Chinese plant before releasing the drug into the market. The FDA stated that more than 80 people died and nearly 800 were seriously injured from the tainted ingredient.
The FDA announced that Heparin, a popular blood thinner, caused a serious allergic reactions in patients. The adverse side effects of Heparin included:
- Stomach pain
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Accelerated heart rate
- Burning sensations
- Throat swelling
If you experience a serious adverse reaction after taking Heparin, you may be eligible for compensation. Fill out our free case review form on the right to speak with a Heparin attorney near you. Our Heparin lawyers may be able to recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering on your behalf.