Hospira Can't Shake Ex-USC Player's Pain Med Claims

By Ciaran McEvoy (August 19, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT) -- A California judge refused Monday to toss an ex-University of Southern California football player's suit against Hospira Inc., ruling the plaintiff adequately pled claims that the drugmaker didn't warn of the risks of a painkiller that allegedly gave him a heart attack.

At a hearing, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos overruled Hospira's demurrer to claims filed by Armond K. Armistead, who alleges he suffered a heart attack after receiving repeated injections of the painkiller Toradol.

Judge Palazuelos ruled that Armistead properly pled claims of failure to warn and negligence against Hospira, alleging it failed to disclose the...

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