Big Pharma Companies Face Lawsuit Regarding Over the Counter Drug

Medical Malpractice is the elephant in the room that everyone can see, but often no one wants to acknowledge exists. This is usually because not only does this expose either the inferiority of a doctor’s ability to treat a patient or his or her unethical practices, it also marks the breach of trust between a patient and a medical professional and may even result in the need for a lawyer, like a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas, NV from Eric Roy Law Firm.

Patients entrust medical professionals with their lives and for the vast majority of cases ever conceived have been successfully treated thus bolstering that trust. That’s why when adverse effects start to occur during treatment it’s hard to accept the possibility that maybe something is wrong and that maybe your doctor is the cause. And the thing is sometimes, the doctor is the cause, but other times the fault lies with another source: the drug manufacturer.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“BI”), GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”), Pfizer and Sanofi and several other defendants are facing a personal injury lawsuit over their manufacturing of the drug Zantac/Ranitidine as a defective product. More specifically, the lawsuit covers a great deal of men and women who took the drug as directed and were diagnosed with cancer after using it. The product had already been making the plaintiffs money for years until the FDA and other international agencies made their directions that it be withdrawn from the market after they revealed that it contained dangerously high levels of the carcinogen NDMA.

“Today marks the beginning of our search for the truth on behalf of millions of people across the United States who paid for a defective and dangerous drug and are now faced with the prospect of developing cancer after they took Zantac/Ranitidine as directed by the companies that made and sold it.  This is yet another example of big business putting profits over the health and welfare of ordinary people, said Co-Lead Bobby Gilbert.”

At this point, all the defendants have been called upon to make an answer to move or dismiss the master complaints in whole or in part. It’s expected that the court will rule on any motions to dismiss by the end of the year and the case overall is expected to continue for the next 18 months.

The vast majority of doctors have good intentions and do their best to treat their patients. Sadly, even with all the knowledge and good intentions in the world, these things are nothing in the face of someone else’s negligence.