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Thursday, April 1, 2010
Bio-Tech Worker Awarded $1.37 Million in Suit Against Pfizer
A former bio-technical scientist of Pfizer was awarded $1.37 Million dollars as a result of being infected by an experimental virus in the company's laboratories. After a 3 week trial, the award was entered in what is considered to be the first successful employee claims in the biotech and nanotech industry.
While the intentional tort claim was dismissed by the Judge and injured worker proceeded under the theory that the company, Pfizer, violated whistleblower laws. The plaintiff also alleged that The Occupational Safety and Health Administration failed to thoroughly investigate the matter and take action.
Click here for a detailed analysis of the case "Prescription for Bioterrorism by Steve Zeltzer.
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