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

Law360, Los Angeles (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...
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