Mirapex Plaintiffs Add Punitive Damages To Claim

Law360, New York (May 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Minnesota plaintiffs in the Mirapex product liability litigation have taken advantage of a ruling that gave them the green light to demand punitive damages, filing an amended complaint in their ongoing case against several major drugmakers.

The amended complaint, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, adds a demand for punitive damages against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pfizer Inc., Pharmacia Corp. and Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. LLC. The plaintiffs allege that Mirapex, a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease and...
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