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GAMBIA: VICTIMS OF AKI SUE MAIDEN PHARMACEUTICALS & THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

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Presidents of the Gambia Bar Association (GAB), Female Lawyers Association and Loubna Farage – a private legal practitioner have reportedly filed a suit on behalf of 19 plaintiffs representing family members who died from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) following the consumption of a cough syrup manufactured by Maiden Pharmaceuticals.

According to sources, the suit is against 5 defendants: Maiden Pharmaceutical; Atlantic Pharmaceutical; Medical Controls Agency; Ministry of Health and  Attorney General.

The claim is for declaratory reliefs that the deaths of the plaintiffs’ children were caused by the consumption of contaminated medicines manufactured my Maiden Pharmaceutical; damages of 15 million per child for pain and suffering and death and declaration that MCA failed in their statutory duty to regulate the quality & safety of medicines.

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