Parents sue, claim drug from compounding firm contributed to child's death

Parents sue, claim drug from compounding firm contributed to child's death

October 8th, 2013 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

The Martin family looks forward to the end of a seven-month round of cancer treatments for 4-year-old Reese Martin. From left are Regennia, Reese, Barry and Riley Martin.

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The parents of a Tennessee 5-year-old who died last year after battling cancer are charging that drugs from the same compounding firm that has been linked to a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak contributed to their child's death.

In a 19-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Barry and Regennia Martin of Chattanooga charge that the drugs from the New England Compounding Center played a role in the July 2012 death of their son Reese.

"Reese Martin, a minor, died as a result of - in whole or in part - having a recalled product put into his body," the suit charges.

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