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Michigan law gives some lawsuit immunity to pharmaceutical companies
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- By: Kim Russell
Five years ago Sheila Muniz says her husband Eddie made a decision that would change her family forever. He asked a doctor for psoriasis medicine.
The doctor prescribed him Raptiva, a drug made by Genentech.
"His skin started to turn a bit of yellow, jaundiced. We went to our doctor, and then the emergency room. He never left," said Sheila Muniz.
Muniz says the drug shut down her husband's kidneys and liver.The previously healthy dad died at 38-years-old, weeks after starting the medication.
"There is no healing from this I will suffer from this until the day I die," said Sheila Muniz.
Eddie Muniz wasn't the only person who died after taking Raptiva. In 2009 the FDA sent out a statement announcing that the maker took the drug off the market because it was dangerous.
When Muniz tried to sue,several attorneys turned her away because she is from Michigan. Michigan law gives pharmaceutical companies immunity from lawsuits connected to FDA approved drugs.
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