Aug 16, 2013 5:46 PM by Mike Manzoni -- email@example.com
CORPUS CHRISTI - Attorney Thomas J. Henry now claims four deaths are linked to tainted IV medications given to patients at Corpus Christi hospitals.
We first told you Sunday evening about the calcium gluconate produced by Specialty Compounding, LLC and recalled by the Food and Drug Administration.
Officials with Bay Area Hospital and Doctors Regional Hospital now say 114 patients may be affected by the tainted medicine. However, officials say any problems that could arise from the medicine would have been noticed quickly and would not develop over time.
Thomas J. Henry is representing patients' families in lawsuits against the pharmacy and the hospitals. He filed a temporary restraining order for the preservation of all evidence linked to the case.
Henry says the paperwork he filed this afternoon will help answer a lot of questions. "I think there's a serious issue that needs to be addressed, and that serious issue is when did this compounding get in that hospital? How long did people get that compound put in them over how many months, over how many weeks? When did the first person become sick? When did the hospital know the first person became ill?," asked Henry.
At this point it's not clear just how long that investigation will take. Henry and his team still need to go through all of that evidence which now includes a lot more patients.
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