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Thursday, August 7, 2014

LANDMARK CASE SIGNALING DUPLICITY OF #ASPARTAME APPLICANT'S MAKERS (Associated Press Story)

JURY FOUND G.D. SEARLE LIES ON PRODUCT SAFETY APPLICATIONS

Check out what a seated Jury thought about the safety of drug-maker G.D. Searle's products. The Nine Million $$$ settlement was huge back in 1988. Falsifying laboratory test results was the ONLY way to get Aspartame approved by FDA in 1981. So, that's what Searle did, with the help of CEO, Donald Rumsfeld. Twenty-six years after this stunning win by a victim of product fraud, the concerns have only become greater. Until now, scurrilous bribery and intimidation tactics, on the part of the manufacturers, have kept this hazardous product on the shelves. Sooner or later, Justice must prevail, as it did for this poor victim in 1988! Try to imagine the enormous liabilities that have accumulated over the past 3 decades. Mind boggling to say the least. Don't you agree?
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*** Suit Against Makers of Aspartame Who Should Also Have Been Sued for 'Intentionally Misrepresenting' Their (Aspartame) Sweetener's Safety As Well. Same Scientist Coverup of Adverse Reactions as Ones In IUD Suit:
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Dallas Morning News - Sept. 1988

Woman Wins $9 Million in IUD Suit
(G.D. Searle Drug Co. also makes Aspartame Sweeteners)


ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A federal jury Friday awarded a woman nearly $9 million in finding that G.D. Searle and Co. made intentional misrepresentations of  the Copper~7 intrauterine device, leading to the woman's sterility.

The Jury also decided the company was negligent in its testing, but not in its design or manufacture, of the Copper-7 worn by Esther Kociemba.

Kociemba, 30, of Elk River, was awarded $7 million in punitive damages, $1 million for emotional distress and $750,000 for pain and disability.

The jury did not award damages to Kociemba's husband, William.
Jurors refused to comment on the verdict.

Searle attorney Paul Strain of Baltimore said the verdict will be appealed.

About 500 lawsuits have been filed over the Copper-7, the most widely used IUD in 'the United States' before it was withdrawn from the U.S. market, in January 1986, in the midst of the litigation. 

Searle won 15 of the previous 18 cases to  be decided, but Kociemba's attorneys' have said none of the previous cases included as many documents or as much deposition testimony as this one.

(submitted by: Mary Nash Stoddard/author Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame) http://marystod.blogspot.com/