A federal judge in Texas said on Friday he would sign a $110 million settlement today in a class action involving the death of scores of premature babies who received a vitamin E supplement during the 1980s. The lawsuit, which alleged that about 40 babies died from intravenous doses of E-Ferol, involved a class of 369 plaintiffs. The FDA had not approved E-Ferol's use, although the class alleged that the defendant manufacturers led hospitals to believe that it had received such approval.
Judge Approves $110 Million Settlement in Baby Death Class Action
The National Law Journal
June 14, 2010