November 18, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that a lawyer for a large, unnamed pharmaceutical company has been indicted for false statements and obstruction. Lauren Stevens, of Durham, N.C. was charged with 1 count of falsifying and concealing documents to a federal agency, 1 count of obstructing an official proceeding and 4 counts of providing false statements to the FDA. This comes after an investigation from the FDA into a prescription drug that had not been approved. An unapproved drug can result in a dangerous drug claim if its use results in injuries to a consumer. Even though Stevens was aware that the pharmaceutical company had indeed promoted and marketed the drug, she claimed otherwise. She also failed to provide the FDA with requested evidence. The pharmaceutical company has not been named nor charged in this indictment. If Stevens is found guilty, she faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for each obstruction charge and 5 years for each false statement count. The FDA takes the safety of consumers seriously. When a dangerous drug is made available and it leads to injuries or illness, this can result in a dangerous drug claim. A New York injury lawyer can help you to determine if your injuries are related to taking a dangerous drug.
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When you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury because of a dangerous prescription drug you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York injury lawyer 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 injury lawyers 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 dangerous drug claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.