Bayer ordered to compensate woman for adverse reactions to new medicine

Updated: 2013-07-05 21:42


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The Bayer Corporation was sentenced to compensate a Beijing resident 50,000 euros ($64,405) after she suffered from serious adverse reactions during a medicine test conducted by the company, reported the Legal Evening News on Friday.

The woman, 84, identified as Zhang, agreed to take part in the testing of Bayer's new medicine in October 2006 when she had an operation in a local hospital.

After the operation on Oct 24, Zhang suffered from shock when doctors used the medicine on her.

Zhang later sued Bayer, asking for a compensation of 150,000 euros.

During the first hearing, a court in Beijing's Chaoyang district ruled that Bayer should pay 50,000 euros to Zhang. Zhang refused the judgment and appealed to a higher court.

On Friday, the No 2 Intermediate People's Court of Beijing made the final judgment to uphold the verdict made by the Chaoyang court.