Families of Poisoned Haitian Children File Lawsuit

The families of 35 Haitian children poisoned by a contaminated medicine are suing two European firms.

The families have filed a lawsuit against Helm A.G. of Germany, a chemical manufacturer, and Vos B.V. of the Netherlands, a Helm subsidiary and distributor for its parent company.

The medication was found to contain diethylene glycol, an ingredient of automobile antifreeze.

ISOH/IMPACT arranged for eleven sickened children to come to the U.S. for treatment. The nonprofit organization has sent medical teams to Haiti since the 1970s.

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