CHICAGO (CBS) — The estate of a southwest suburban man has been given a large jury award, more than three years after he died from contaminated blood-thinning drugs.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, a Cook County jury awarded $625,000 to the state of Steven Johansen.

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In December 2007, the Oak Forest man had been given the blood thinner heparin, which contained fake ingredients sourced to China.

Johansen was later given a higher dosage and died.

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The federal government determined in 2008 that the heparin was contaminated with a nutritional supplement that mimics the real drug.

Afterward, hundreds of lawsuits were filed against the maker of the drug, Deerfield, Ill.-based Baxter International Inc. and its supplier, Wisconsin-based Scientific Protein Laboratories.

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