Man says he experienced harmful side effects from drug from Bayer, Merck

By Louie Torres | May 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Bayer and Merck, drug makers, alleging breach of implied warranty, failure to warn, fraud, liability and negligence.

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Bayer Corporation; Bayer AG; Bayer Pharma AG; and Merck & Co. Inc., alleging breach of implied warranty, failure to warn, fraud, liability, negligence and product liability.

Carl Cohen filed a complaint on May 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants alleging that they manufactured and sold a defective drug to consumers.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was physically injured from taking Avelox. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to warn the plaintiff regarding the potential harmful effects of taking Avelox.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks general and special damages, medical expenses, interest, full refund of all purchase costs, compensatory damages, consequential damages, punitive damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. He is represented by James Barger of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz PLLC in Pensacola, Florida.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-02127-AB

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