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Diocto Lawsuit

Diocto Lawsuit

After 60 people were infected with B. cepacia, Diocto Liquid® was recalled and the FDA warned not to use any liquid docusate sodium laxatives in patients for any purpose.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Diocto Liquid Stool Softener induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a B. cepacia infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Overview

Diocto Liquid Stool Softener is a docusate sodium laxative that is made by PharmaTech, LLC. Until recently, it was commonly given to relieve constipation in hospitalized patients or those with serious illnesses.

Diocto Liquid Recall Issued for Infection Risk

In July 2016, PharmaTech issued a recall for Rugby®-brand Diocto Liquid due to the risk of infections with B. cepacia. An unopened bottle tested positive for the bacteria and the FDA received several adverse event reports.

How Many People Were Infected?

There have been 60 infections in 8 states confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as of August 10, 2016. The CDC and FDA are asking doctors and patients not to use any liquid docusate sodium product as a laxative or for any other medical purpose.

B. Cepacia Infections Resist Antibiotic Treatment

Burkholderia cepacia, also known as “B. cepacia complex,” is a bacteria that is commonly found in soil and water. The bacteria is innately antibiotic-resistant and can acquire resistance, which makes treatment very challenging. Infections in healthy adults are rare, but they have a 42% mortality rate. The risk is greatest for people with vulnerable immune systems, especially cystic fibrosis patients.

PharmaTech Recalls All Liquid Products

In August 2016, PharmaTech recalled all liquid products due to B. cepacia. The products were sold under six brand-names — Rugby, Major, Bayshore, Metron, Centurion, and Virtus — from October 20, 2015 through July 15, 2016.

What Drug Products Were Recalled?

  • Rugby Diocto Syrup
  • Rugby Senexon Liquid
  • Major Senna Syrup
  • Bayshore Aller-chlor Antihistamine
  • Bayshore Sennazon Syrup
  • Centurion Ninjacof
  • Virtus Virtrate-2
  • Virtus Virtrate-K

What Dietary Supplements Were Recalled?

  • Rugby Calcionate Syrup
  • Rugby Cerovite Liquid
  • Rugby D3 Vitamin Liquid
  • Rugby Ferrous Sulfate Liquid
  • Rugby Fer-Iron Liquid
  • Rugby Polyvitamin Liquid
  • Rugby Tri-Vitamin Liquid
  • Rugby Vitamin C
  • Major CertaVite with Antioxidants
  • Major Poly-Vita Drops
  • Major D-Vita Drops
  • Major Ferrous Drops
  • Major Tri-Vita Drops
  • Bayshore Pedia Tri-Vite Drops
  • Bayshore Poly-Vite Drops
  • Metron Renew HC
  • Metron CytoDetox

Do I have a Diocto Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Diocto Liquid Stool Softener induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a B. cepacia infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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