GSK Sued Over Lyme Disease Vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)  has been hit with a  dangerous drug   lawsuit  that alleges its  Lyme disease vaccine LYMERix  caused patients to develop arthritis.

The dangerous drug lawsuit claims that plaintiffs who were vaccinated with the medication in the 1990s were later diagnosed with  post-Lyme disease treatment syndrome  or treatment resistant Lyme arthritis, according to  Law360  (subscription required).

“Defendants knew of the subject product’s defective and unreasonably dangerous nature…but continue to design, develop, manufacture, market, distribute, and sell it so as to maximize sales and profits at the expense of the health and safety of the public,” said the complaint.

The plaintiffs further allege that GSK continued to maintain claims regarding the safety and effectiveness of the drug even after cases of adverse effects began to appear, according to  Law360 . They are charging the company with  fraud negligence , breach of warranty, as well as other charges.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a  dangerous drug , contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to find out if a  dangerous drug lawyer  may be able to help you. For legal help, call (800) 581-6358.


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