A New Jersey Benicar lawyer notes that upcoming bellwether trials in New Jersey are focusing on allegations that the blood pressure medication caused severe stomach issues. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for their injuries with the help of a New Jersey Benicar lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for New Jersey. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated New Jersey Benicar lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Claim: Severe Stomach Issues Related to Benicar Use
Near-constant gastrointestinal distress is among the allegations made by the plaintiffs taking part in some of about 1,300 national lawsuits involving the popular blood pressure medication Benicar. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, a federal court in Camden, New Jersey, will soon start hearing the first of 20 planned bellwether trials involving plaintiffs with similar claims.
Complicating matters is a request by Benicar’s manufacturer, Japan-based Daiichi-Sankyo, to utilize the prescribing physicians of some of the plaintiffs as consultants or experts during trial. The drug company also sought to limit communications between these physicians and plaintiffs during that time, arguing that the plaintiffs could potentially alter their doctors’ testimony by trying to distort their memories. While a federal judge denied the request to limit communications between patients and their doctors, the judge did approve the request for the defendants to use prescribing physicians as resources during trial.
How a New Jersey Benicar Lawyer Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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