Hospira Drug Shortage Harmed Vitamin-Deficient Patients: Suit

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT) -- A Florida woman who says she’s going blind because of a chronic vitamin A deficiency filed a proposed class action Monday against pharmaceutical manufacturer Hospira Inc., blaming the company for injuries caused by shortages of an injectable version of the nutrient.

Jennifer Lacognata says in her lawsuit that she suffers from a “serious and debilitating medical condition” that makes her unable to absorb vitamin A through food and that she has already lost sight in one eye for lack of effective treatment.

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