A Cryptonick lawsuit is a legal challenge filed against an individual who admitted to taking part in the illegal trading of pharmaceuticals and biologics at the HCA Health Services Corp. (HCAS) facility in Oak Park, IL. The defendants admitted to knowing that they were violating the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) by selling unapproved drugs and biologics. These drugs had not been approved for human consumption before being offered for sale. This is the core of the Cryptonick lawsuit, because it is the first case in which the government has been sued for health care negligence.
The complaint was filed by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a group of prominent scientists who are concerned about the deteriorating quality of medical research. The union has several members, including two former drug company scientists, who were employed at the HCA Health Services Corporation (HCAS). The plaintiffs were employed at the HCA as pharmacy technicians. They claim that they regularly observed employees giving contaminated bags to patients, which resulted in their contamination. The drugs that they tested had low levels of purity, but one case led to the contamination of one vial with a deadly pathogen.
The company has maintained that it was not negligent.
However, the trial court found otherwise and ordered UCS to pay a judgment towards the medical costs of the patients who had been infected with the pathogen. The jury also awarded a permanent disability tax credit to the plaintiff, who was suffering from the pathogen. The insurance carrier, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Illinois, also came under fire, because it had given the workers in the HCA Health Services Corp. false information regarding the purity of their drugs.
The verdict is still pending in the courts, and the parties involved in the case have yet to decide on their appeal.
A motion for summary judgement has been filed by both sides. This gives the court an opportunity to determine if the facts presented by the plaintiffs prove or support their claim of negligence. A hearing on the motion will be held at the conclusion of the case.
It is highly recommended that anyone who wants to win this lawsuit hire a qualified attorney.
You need someone who knows about personal injury law and has experience in representing plaintiffs. The odds are stacked against you, because insurance companies do not want to pay out any money. But having a good attorney can make all the difference in the world.
Even if your insurance company does not want to settle out of court, you should still do everything in your power to get a fair settlement.
Even if you do not win your cryptonick lawsuit, you will at least have the satisfaction of having been able to fight the battle to achieve your freedom. In addition, you might just be able to salvage your reputation. Only a professional attorney can help you do that. So please contact an attorney as soon as possible, so they can begin working on your case now.