Product liability lawyers:drug companies ask U.S. Supreme Court protection

Wyeth, a pharmaceutical company, and other drug companies, ask U.S. Supreme Court for billion dollar protection today. Product liability attorneys ask for protection for injured patients.

November 3, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (–A Vermont court’s $7 million dollar verdict, to a children’s musician, is being heard by the United States Supreme Court today. A Vermont jury has already awarded the plaintiff, Diana Levine, children’s musician. Wyeth, who markets themselves as “a global leader”, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to warn against using Phenergan intravenously. For six weeks after Levine was given Phenergan, IV push, she watched her right hand gradually turn black. Doctors made multiple attempts to save Levine’s right arm before taking the only course of action available. To save Levine’s life, due to the damage caused by Phenergan, a common anti-nausea medication, surgeons had to amputate her right limb below the elbow.

JusticeNewsFlash insiders and product liability victims’ advocacy attorneys want Americans to understand what Wyeth, the FDA and other pharmaceutical drug makers are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to approve today.

A product liability victory for pharmaceutical companies would put them closer to long-sought financial protection:

-National protection for drug companies whose products cause catastrophic injuries and deaths to patients and families.
-Banning American juries from setting tougher standards and regulations on drug companies and the FDA.

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Contributor Heather L. Ryan, RN, CLNC for JusticeNewsFlash–Ms. Ryan is a staunch advocate for injured patients and Americans. She continues to voice a concern for needed safety in consumer product, drug and food initiatives, FDA actions, veterans’ affairs, and children and elder abuse and neglect lawsuits. She lives in Jupiter, FL and works with attorneys and law firms in multiple cities nationwide including, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, West Palm Beach, New York and Daytona Beach.

About the Author Justice Seeker

Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.