Family sues drug company, hospital over poisoning

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) - Relatives of a New Jersey man whoauthorities say was poisoned to death are suing his estrangedwife's employer and the hospital that treated him.

The family alleges in their civil wrongful-death complaint thatXiaoye Wang's death could have been avoided ifBristol-Myers Squibb and the University of Medical Center atPrinceton hadn't acted negligently.

Prosecutors say his estranged wife, Tianle Li,obtained thallium from her job as a chemist at the pharmaceuticalcompany. Authorities say Li slipped the highly toxic metal in herhusband's food between mid-November and Jan. 26, when he died atthe hospital.

She has pleaded not guilty to murder and hindering apprehensioncharges.

The company and the hospital aren't commenting on the lawsuit. The family hired a Philadelphia-based law firm.

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