Heparin Recall History

The FDA began recalling Heparin in January 2008 amid concerns that contaminated Heparin had entered the US

In March 2008, major recalls of heparin were announced by the FDA due to contamination of the raw heparin stock imported from China. The FDA admitted that it had violated its own policies by failing to inspect the American pharmaceutical firm Scientific Protein’s plant in China before approving the drug for sale.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was quoted as stating that at least 395 deaths[1] were believed linked to a raw heparin ingredient imported from the People’s Republic of China, and that they had also received 785 reports of serious injuries associated with the drug’s use.

  • Problems with the contaminated heparin included:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Rapidly falling blood pressure that led to life-threatening shock

 

Heparin Recalls

Since January 2008, there have been 6 major recalls of contaminated heparin.

 

Do you have a Heparin claim?

If you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury or death as a result of contaminated heparin, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

Please contact our heparin lawyers today by filling out the brief questionnaire, or by calling our toll free number (1-800-898-2034) for a free, no-cost, no-obligation legal evaluation of your case.