Suits Multiply Over C.B. Fleet's Laxative

Law360, New York (August 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- C.B. Fleet Co. Inc.’s over-the-counter laxative used to prepare patients for colonoscopy procedures has been hit with a wave of lawsuits in at least 20 states for allegedly causing severe kidney complications and death.

More than 50 lawsuits have flooded in against the Lynchburg, Va.-based company in recent months following a warning by federal health officials that its Fleet Phospho-soda solution for cleansing the bowels before colonoscopies may cause a rare but serious form of kidney failure called acute phosphate nephropathy.

Earlier this month, nine lawsuits...
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