Court of Appeals in San Francisco Reinstates Ibuprofen Lawsuit

February 3, 2011 – According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a San Francisco court of appeals has “revived” a lawsuit against a manufacturer of ibuprofen. The court ruled that makers of generic drugs may be sued for failing to provide adequate warnings about their drugs.   The lawsuit alleged that Perrigo Pharmaceuticals Co., an ibuprofen manufacturer, failed to warn consumers that ibuprofen, when taken with other drugs, may lead to liver and kidney damage.  The original lawsuit was filed by Margaret Gaeta after her 10-year-old son suffered adverse effects from Perrigo Pharmaceutical’s ibuprofen. The boy was hospitalized with septic shock, liver failure, and kidney failure after taking ibuprofen for post-surgical pain. As a result, the boy underwent a liver transplant, and parts of his fingers and toes had to be amputated. The lawsuit also alleged that the boy now suffers from depression.

The new appeals court ruling comes one year after a 2009 Supreme Court decision that allowed consumers to sue drug manufacturers for failing to provide adequate warnings on their labels.  If you have been harmed by a generic drug or any other type of dangerous or defective drug, you may have a right to pursue compensation. Dangerous product claims involving defective, insufficiently labeled or dangerous drugs are often complicated cases, so you’ll want to ensure that you work with a dangerous product attorney who has handled similar cases.

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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a dangerous product attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a dangerous drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous product attorney that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your personal injury claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.


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