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Defective Products and Products Liability

Defective Products and Products Liability lawsuits involve injuries from the use of a defective or dangerous product. This could arise in the case of a defect in a car which causes an accident, a burn sustained from using a beauty product, or even food poisoning. The manufacturer or seller is held liable to any party who foreseeably could have been injured by the product. There are several types of defects, including defect in the manufacturing, defect in the design, defect in the warning (improper labeling) and marketing defects (insufficient instructions).

Usually, a products liability lawsuit is not easy and involves testimony from experts. Since the law of products liability varies from state-to-state, similar cases in different states might not yield the same results.

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Can I Sue for Invokamet Side Effects and Injury?

If you were injured by Invokament side effects, you can sue. Liability suits against the drug manufacturer are already taking place around the country. The drug is used to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes, which occurs in over 28 million Americans.

Type 2 diabetes is a condition manifesting in the body inefficiently handling insulin, leaving sugar in the blood stream instead of used by cells as energy. High blood glucose levels lead to blindness, kidney failure, neurologic damage, and necrosis, or death of living tissue, often resulting in amputation.

A suicide is a tragedy, and after someone takes their own life, we look for reasons why. Most often, those reasons fall to the person’s own unhappiness or mental illness. But that is not always the case. In some situations, it appears that a person has been pushed to commit suicide, or become more suicide-prone than he or she normally would be.

In these cases, could someone else be liable for a person’s suicide? And are there legal claims that cover these scenarios?

Are Drug Companies Liable for Side Effects?

Medications manufacturers may be liable for injuries from dangerous drug side effects. But there are limits on liability and not all manufacturers are made equal -- makers of generic drugs approved by the FDA can't be sued under state laws.

Still, if you are injured because a drug company, doctor, or pharmacist breached their duty to warn you about a drug's side effects, you do have recourse. A lawyer can help you figure out whom to sue.

Most expecting mothers experience at least some morning sickness. And some of those turn to anti-nausea medication to get some relief. But that can be a problem when the medication has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use by pregnant women.

One study linked some birth defects to the use of Zofran (also marketed as Zuplenz or its generic ondansetron) during pregnancy, and a new round of lawsuits accuses the drug’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline, of marketing the drug to pregnant women without FDA approval.

Can I Start a Class Action Lawsuit?

You can start a class action lawsuit under certain circumstances. But you need a class of people with similar injuries that need representation, and a court will have to approve that class.

Class action lawsuits are consolidated cases. They exist for efficiency's sake. But they can be intense and complex. These cases involve an inordinate amount of administration and can be taxing on resources. You will need the assistance of an attorney who is knowledgeable in class actions.

Defective Products: What's My Case Worth?

You bought a product and got hurt due to a defect. What should you do now?

Look to product liability law for relief. This is the area of the law that holds companies accountable for damages due to product defects. No one can say what your case is worth without serious examination, but here are some basics to consider.

Parents love laundry detergent pods for their convenience. Unfortunately, kids love them, too, because they are brightly colored and wrapped like candy. More and more children are poisoned by laundry pods every day.

If your child is injured by ingesting a laundry pod or laundry detergent, can you sue? And if so, whom?

Can I Sue for Diabetes Medication Side Effects?

You can sue for diabetes medication side effects. But you can’t sue the drug maker under state law if it is a generic Food and Drug Administration-approved medication. That doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do. It just may impact the claims you can make depending on the drug you have taken.

Suing for pharmaceutical drug defects is common and falls under personal injury law. The drug manufacturer is not the only target of the suit. You may also file a claim against the prescribing physician or the pharmacy that filled the prescription.

You thought you were being safe, and now you’re worried about STDs and a pregnancy. If a condom breaks during sex, the last thing from your mind might be a lawsuit.

But assuming the broken condom was an accident and not part of birth control sabotage, you may be able to sue for a broken condom. Here’s what that lawsuit may look like and who may be liable:

Certain diabetes medications can result in diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition of too much acid in the blood. Some users of SGLT2 inhibitors have developed ketoacidosis, which can be accompanied by insulin deficiency, hyperglycemia, and dehydration.

These conditions can be painful, and treating them can be expensive. If you've suffered from diabetic ketoacidosis due to SGLT2 inhibitors, you may have an injury claim. So what does a pharmaceutical injury claim look like, and where do you go for legal help?