A 67-year-old man has been awarded $212 million by a Virginia jury in a lawsuit against Allergan Inc. claiming he suffered brain damage following injections of Botox to treat hand tremors and writer’s cramp. The award included $12 million in compensatory damages.
Botox is widely known as a wrinkle-smoothing drug made by Allergan. In 2007, Douglas Ray was injected with Botox and alleges the injection caused severe medical problems that have left him totally disabled and with over $600,000 in medical bills. He requires around-the-clock care.
Allergen is considering an appeal.