The Zinbryta lawsuit was filed by a group of former patients and their families against Biogen, Inc. the company that developed Zinbryta, the drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic disease causes many different symptoms, including vision loss, pain, fatigue and impaired coordination. It can be fatal if not properly diagnosed and handled. Zinbryta had many reports of serious complications that have been suffered by people who were prescribed the drug.
The drug was given a black-box warning by the FDA and a resulting global withdrawal of this drug due to approximately 1,200 reports of complications such as inflammatory brain disorders, liver injuries, liver failure, infections, and severe skin reactions.
Lawyers representing the victims filed the lawsuits because they argued that the drug was unsafe, ineffective, and abusive on the part of the doctors involved. Lawyers for the drug manufacturer also filed lawsuits against the plaintiffs because they claimed that the victims were improperly trying to receive financial compensation for their losses associated with taking the drug. In addition to the drug manufacturer, lawyers for doctors and drug distributors involved in the case claimed that the victims were attempting to get money out of them through claims of negligence. The plaintiffs and their families hoped to receive monetary compensation to cover the costs of their medical treatment and other expenses.
According to the Zinbryta lawsuit, one plaintiff began to experience severe headaches, double vision, and blurred vision. At one point, the plaintiff’s vision had deteriorated so much that it became impossible for her to recognize faces. Her liver failure increased, and she began to lose weight. Those symptoms became more severe over time and led to other severe health problems.
The plaintiffs are asking for compensatory and noncompensatory damages. In the non-compensatory damages section of the lawsuit, the lawyers are seeking compensations for lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, future health care costs, loss of earning capacity, and other such damages. In the compensatory damages section, the lawyers are seeking compensatory awards for future medical care, physical impairment, and future earning losses as a result of the injuries caused by the defendants’ negligence. The jury will also be looking at whether or not the defendants took reasonable precautions to protect the public’s safety while using the chemical. The jury will also be considering whether or not the defendants took proper precautionary measures to prevent the chemical from leaking and poisoning the plaintiffs’ drinking water. In the end, the jury will be determining the amount of compensation for the wrongful death of the plaintiffs’ loved ones.