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New Prescription Painkiller Caused Liver Failure In 48-year-old Woman; Settled For $2.75 Million

April 15, 2018

A 48-year-old woman was prescribed a new “painkiller,” which was similar to several other painkillers already on the market. However, due to a defective design in this particular medication, it tended to cause liver failure. Our client went in to liver failure and had to undergo a liver transplant. While the transplant was successful, our client experienced both disfigurement and permanent injuries associated with having had a liver transplant. The claim settled at mediation for $2.75 million.

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“We would like to express our gratitude to you (Hunt Willis) for accepting our case. First of all, when I called this law firm, a very sweet and kind lady answered the telephone and gave me assurance by asking and going over the accident with me, while my husband was in the hospital. I felt assured I was doing the right thing for us. She was so helpful in so many ways. What a professional lady. Secondly, we are much pleased that you have settled this case with the insurance company to receive the proper amount to assist us in so many ways. My husband and I are very happy with you and the firm in handling our case. You made us have confidence in your professional and integrity along with your assistant Ms. Routh, when you both came to see us in our home, in which we saw your compassion and thoughtfulness at that time. We will never forget what you have done for us, and we thank the lord for directing me to contact this firm. I’m glad I did.” 

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