Boulder, CO dog owners sue Pfizer over death of golden retriever! Click here for the link to the article!
08/24/2011 10:16:16 AM MDT
Owners of a Boulder dog, who died after surgery, are suing a drug maker for alleged negligence. Shelley Smith and Christopher Cooper have filed a civil lawsuit against Pfizer Inc., the maker of the of the drug Rimadyl, according to the lawsuit filing.
The suit, filed by the Animal Law Center, centers on the July 2009 death of a golden retriever named Sophie. In May of 2009, a Longmont veterinarian performed surgery for a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament on Sophie. “Following the surgery, the veterinarian prescribed several medications including Rimadyl, which is an anti-inflammatory drug,” the filing said. Eleven days later, the dog began “experiencing symptoms described by two Pfizer veterinarians as Rimadyl toxicity.”
Sophie was hospitalized for 13 days and released but she continued to suffer, the lawsuit said. On July 26, 2009, Sophie died from severe liver degradation. The suit accuses Pfizer of negligence for its lack of properly informing pet owners of the risks associated with the use of Rimadyl. Lawyers representing Sophie’s owners said they want Pfizer to conduct more research on Rimadyl to “determine its wide-ranging effects on all breeds.”
This is exactly my beef with Pfizer! They don’t disclose the risks associated with their vaccines! Vaccine associated sarcoma is NOT listed as a possible side effect on any of the vaccines Chicken was given. Dr. Regina E. Tan from Pfizer blames the FDA for the lack of warning. Pfizer knows that risks. They should print them. A phone call has already been made to the lawyer in Boulder, CO. I hope more pet owners begin to sue. The only way to get through to Pfizer is to hit them in their pocketbook! Remember what Pfizer did to Chicken when your doctor or veterinarian wants to prescribe Pfizer products to you…