The FDA yesterday raised from 19 to 62 its estimate of the number of people who may have died as the result of the Baxter heparin recall.
Regrettably, this number is going to continue to rise well past 62 fatalities. Our law office alone has received calls in scores of heparin related death cases. Because people taking heparin often have quite complicated health problems, not all of these deaths will be the result of the use of heparin. But a substantial percentage of these deaths are the result of the contaminated heparin Baxter received from China.