When Pennsylvanians and people around the nation take medication, they are expecting it to have been thoroughly tested and deemed safe. This is true for prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.
However, sometimes, issues come up and people get sick or die due to problems with the medication’s ingredients, how it was stored and for other reasons. For those who suspect they were injured or lost a loved one because of defective medications, it is important to know that they can hold the manufacturer and others accountable.
Possible risks of Zantac might have been withheld by manufacturer
People who are experiencing an increased risk of cancer due to the heartburn medication Zantac have been suing the manufacturer for compensation for several years. Initially, the manufacturer, GSK, stated there was no indication that Zantac increased the chances of people getting cancer. Now, a report suggests that its scientists might have been aware of the possibility.
The company received warnings over many years as the product was assessed. Their scientists informed them of an impurity that could lead to cancer in its users. These were weighed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but the medication was approved in 1983.
GSK stated that research into the medication was flawed as it tried to reduce concerns about it. The drug was taken off the market in 2020 amid growing worries about the potential for cancer. The problem stemmed from storage conditions, about which the company was warned. There are many lawsuits against the company in process.
People being injured or losing their lives due to dangerous products warrants legal action
When there are allegations of dangerous products like medications, evidence can be essential to the case. If a company’s own researchers report that they have concerns that were ignored or glossed over, this can support a claim.
Those who have received a cancer diagnosis or had a loved one who was diagnosed with cancer because of a potentially defective medication need to know their rights. This information can take time to come to light and it is imperative that people are vigilant as the cases move forward and facts are uncovered.
It is wise to have professional help for medical issues due to defective medications. Consulting with those who are experienced in personal injury cases and understand medical issues can be crucial to reaching a positive outcome and being adequately compensated for all that was lost.