We all rely on prescription or over-the-counter drugs to make us well. When these substances are being sold in the market, it is assumed that they have been tested and considered safe. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the lead agency tasked with regulating pharmaceutical products. While some of the drugs have been approved by the FDA, some of them turn out to be unsafe and cause more harm than good.
There have been many pharmaceutical products that have been the subject of many lawsuits. One such example is Sanofi Aventis which patients sued for not informing them of one of the side effects of its chemotherapy drug Taxotere. During chemotherapy sessions, one of the symptoms is hair loss but the hair is expected to be back within 3-6 months after stopping treatment. According to a Taxotere lawsuit attorney, the women who used the drug reported no hair growth for as long as ten years after they stopped treatment.
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that affects the lining of the body. It results from too much exposure to asbestos fibers. Asbestos is quite popular in different industries due to its ability to conduct and control heat. According to the website of Williams Kherkher, despite the dangers associated with it, many industries still used asbestos. The substance was eventually banned in 1979.
Dangerous products can give rise to products liability lawsuits. However, for people who want to pursue a product liability claim, they need to do so within the allotted time limit. Every state has a different time limit for filing a claim so you need to be aware of such time limit. Depending on the case, the rules on the statute of limitations may vary from one state to another. In some states, the time limit begins when the injury occurred and in others the statute of limitations starts when the injury was discovered.