Products Liability – Dangerous Drug
We represented the family of a man who contracted bladder cancer and passed away as the result of long-term use of a commonly used diabetes drug. After taking the drug for several years, medical studies revealed that repeated use of this prescription drug significantly increased the risk bladder cancer, although the drug manufacturer failed to warn patients of that risk. It was later discovered that the drug’s manufacturer was always aware that bladder cancer was a potential side effect of this medication based on the manufacturer's own internal, confidential testing and studies. Despite having this knowledge prior to releasing the drug onto the market, the pharmaceutical company chose not to disclose this side effect and failed to warn consumers that the drug could cause cancer. On behalf of the family, we filed suit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana asserting that the pharmaceutical company was guilty of negligence, recklessness, and strict liability. The case resolved for over $400,000.