New York Malpractice Lawyer Says More Quinine Awards Forthcoming

Pharmaceutical drug experts from the Lurie Law Firm, a renowned law firm based in Manhattan, say that past Quinine exposure can have long term side effects and many patients are now seeking reimbursement for their pain and suffering.

Online PR News – 04-November-2009 – New York, New York – “In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered all drugs containing quinine, with the exception of Qualaquin, be removed from the United States market in response to reports of serious side effects and even deaths associated with the use of quinine, including as a treatment for leg cramps,” says George W. Ilchert, Esq., a partner with Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell and Ryan, LLP (, a New York City injury law firm that specializes in championing for the rights of those who have suffered as a result of past Quinine use. “Between 1969 and 2006, the FDA received reports of 93 Quinine-related deaths and 665 reports of serious life-altering injury as a result of the use of drugs containing Quinine.”

According to Ilchert, quinine has been linked to blood disorders, low platelets, heart attacks, kidney and liver damage and failure, blindness, deafness, and death. quinine, a naturally-occurring substance that comes from the South American cinchona tree, was commonly used to treat malaria and, most recently, the prevention of leg cramping, has been recently shown to have serious potential side effects.

“Anyone who is taking drugs that contain quinine, for any condition other than malaria, should contact their doctor and cease taking the drug immediately,” says Ilchert. “The next step a person should take is to contact a quinine law firm with experience in representing those who have had adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs.”

Ilchert says that those who have suffered any of the debilitating reactions associated with quinine have a very small window to file their claims and should consult a personal injury law firm that specializes in pharmaceutical drug cases immediately.

Established for more than 50 years, Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell & Ryan LLP, located at 475 Park Avenue South (32nd Street) New York, NY, 10016, specializes in representing victims of all types of accidents including construction and demolition, falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs, automobiles, trains, and busses, babies with cerebral palsy and other brain damage, general medical malpractice, saws and electrical tools without guards, and slip and fall cases. For more information, call 1-800-679-4227 or visit

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