Product liability cases seem to make big headlines, probably because as consumers we rely on the media as well as the courts to alert us of any potential hazards in the things we use every day. From automobiles to prescription medications, there seems to be no shortage of bad news. Luckily, a knowledgeable and experienced product liability lawyer can guide you through the process of seeking compensation from the makers of faulty or misleading products. Here are a few high-profile product liability cases that have been hitting the news recently, as well as what you can learn from them.
One big case you may remember concerns birth control Yaz and its manufacturer, Bayer. Yaz (also known as Yasmin) was prescribed as a contraceptive and used a combination of medications to achieve this effect. Later it was found that one of these medications, called drospirenone, caused a number of harmful and sometimes serious effects. This medication was unique to Yaz, and thus women who had been prescribed Yaz without being warned of the potential complications were entitled to compensation from Bayer.
Another product liability case to hit the news in recent years has to do with those taking medication for low-T, or low levels of testosterone. Studies revealed that men taking a number of different medications were at an increased risk of developing life-threatening conditions, such as blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. As this information may not have been disclosed to the patients prior to the beginning of treatment, such patients may be entitled to certain compensation.
If you have heard some worrying information about your prescription meds, or if you just have questions about how product liability cases are handled, contact the law offices of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C. A product liability lawyer from their dedicated team of legal experts can answer any questions you may have. Fill out our contact form to have a representative contact you directly.