Quoted from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-26/abbott-labs-sued-on-montana-woman-s-claim-humira-caused-nerve-damage.html
Abbott Labs Sued on Claim Humira Caused Lasting Nerve DamageBy Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Margaret Cronin Fisk - Apr 26, 2011 12:05 PM ET
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) was sued on claims that its top-selling drug Humira caused permanent nerve damage in the feet of a Montana woman who took it for Crohn’s disease.
Two doctors who treated Kara Mae Pletan at the Mayo Clinic in 2008 said the nerve damage in her feet “was most likely due to Humira,” according to the lawsuit, which was filed today in state court in Chicago, near the company’s headquarters in Abbott Park, Illinois.
The complaint also alleges Abbott knew that Humira, which had 2010 worldwide sales of $6.5 billion, could cause peripheral neuropathy before it began marketing the drug to Crohn’s patients in 2007. Earlier this year, Abbott was sued by two arthritis sufferers in Texas and Massachusetts who claim Humira gave them cancer.