Okla. Appeals Court Backs $15M Award In Botox Injury Case

By Jeff Sistrunk (September 10, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma appellate court panel has upheld a $15 million jury verdict in favor of a doctor in her lawsuit against Allergan Inc. over debilitating side effects she suffered from receiving an injection of the company's Botox treatment, saying the doctor met her burden of proof to show Botox caused her injuries.

In a Monday ruling, the panel said Dr. Sharla Helton presented adequate evidence to the jury to show that an injection of Allergan's Botox product caused her to develop botulism poisoning. Helton, an obstetrician and gynecologist, claimed she developed double vision, breathing difficulties, and joint and muscle pain from the poisoning, eventually being forced to quit her job as a medical...

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