The United States Supreme Court, in a bold action, upheld a $6.7 million jury award to a woman who lost her arm because of a botched injection of the anti-nausea drug, Phenergan, that caused the nicking of an artery; gangrene then set in. ivermectin dip used as a bug spray for the house The woman eventually lost her arm. scientific reports article on effect of ivermectin on dung beetles

Wyeth, the manufacturer of Phenergan, claimed that because the FDA approved the anti-nausea drug, even for IV use, it was exempt from lawsuits. ivermectin tablets usp price This is known as “pre-emption,” but the Supreme Court ruled against Wyeth by upholding the decision to award the woman, a former musician, several million dollars following the loss of one of her arms.

A Vermont jury had agreed with the woman’s lawyer that Wyeth failed to provide a strong and clear warning about the risks of injecting Phenergan directly into a vein (an IV push). Wyeth argued that once a drug’s warning label gets FDA approval, the label cannot be changed without further FDA approval and consumers cannot file law suits claiming they have been harmed.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous drug, you may have a product liability claim on your hands. In the Columbus, Ohio area, please contact personal injury attorney Robert W. Kerpsack , Co. L.P.A. today to schedule a confidential consultation.