Monday, April 26, 2010

In CA, an Offer of Compromise = Claim by Defendant for $460,000 in Botox Lawsuit

The maker of Botox is seeking $460,000 in legal costs from a mother who unsuccessfully sued the company over the death of her 7-year-old daughter after a series of therapeutic Botox injections. Source.

In that case, a jury entered an award for Allergan, a defense verdict.

From the report:

Allergan stated about its request for court costs from Spears: "During the lawsuit, we served plaintiff with a statutory offer to compromise, which they did not accept."

As a result of the jury’s conclusion that the scientific evidence confirmed that Botox played no role in the unfortunate passing of Kristen Spears, pursuant to plaintiff’s rejection of the statutory offer to compromise, Allergan has submitted to the court our request for reimbursement of costs.