Strict Liability Lawsuit against Makers of Mirapex Denied

January 20, 2011 – According to a report on Leagle, a strict liability lawsuit against the makers of Mirapex has been denied. Adverse side effects in one patient, Anthony Scelta, resulted in the lawsuit against the companies that manufacture and sell Mirapex.  These companies include:

  • Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., LLC;
  • Pharmacia Corp., Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and
  • Pfizer, Inc.

Scelta, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, was prescribed Mirapex to alleviate his symptoms. He alleged that after taking Mirapex, he began to experience changes in his behavior, including compulsive spending and hypersexual feelings.  He further alleged that as a result of these changes in behavior, he experienced financial loss and divorce. Despite using specialist testimony, he was unable to prove that the manufacturer and makers of Mirapex had been negligent.

Scelta contended that deceptive trade practices and advertising were the basis for his claim, along with fraudulent misrepresentation and concealment. While he did not win this strict liability lawsuit, Scelta plans to appeal the decision.    A strict liability claim can be a complicated type of case to pursue. If you believe a defective drug led to your injuries, consulting with a New York product liability attorney should be your next step. An attorney will take the time to carefully evaluate your case and determine if you should pursue a claim.

Contacting a New York Product Liability Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a defective drug you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York product liability attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries and decide if filing a defective drug claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of product liability attorneys 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 defective drug claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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