Slidell woman's case headed to Supreme Court

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 10:39 AM by Kelly Pepperman
Updated: Mar 29, 2011 10:39 AM
Source: Associated Press

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SLIDELL- The case of a Slidell woman, who claims a generic drug caused damage to her brain leaving her disabled, will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Julie deMahy claims the medication she took to treat acid reflux disease from 2002 to 2007 caused a severe neurological movement disorder that killed her ability to drive and work.

DeMahy's suit for damages goes before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday for what will be a landmark decision, according to the Times-Picayune.

The justices are using her case to decide once and for all, whether generic drug makers can be sued for not warning patients about serious risks on their drug labels even if they comply with federal requirements that their labels need to only match their brand-name equivalents.

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