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Supreme Court Ruling is a Victory for Consumers Injured by Dangerous Drugs, Says Hissey Kientz, LLP
Date:3/6/2009

A ruling this week by the U.S. Supreme Court will protect the rights of consumers who are injured by dangerous drugs, according to Hissey Kientz, LLP. “The Supreme Court’s ruling this week is an important victory for plaintiffs who have been hurt by dangerous or defective drugs,” said attorney Robert Kientz.

Austin, TX (Vocus) March 6, 2009 -- A ruling this week by the U.S. Supreme Court will protect the rights of consumers who are injured by dangerous drugs, according to Hissey Kientz, LLP. The court rejected the argument that individuals should be barred from filing lawsuits over inadequate drug labels that were approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This legal doctrine -- known as “preemption” -- would have applied even in cases when the manufacturers of these drugs failed to warn the public about the serious and potentially deadly side effects of their products.

“The Supreme Court’s ruling this week is an important victory for consumers who have been hurt by dangerous or defective drugs,” said attorney Robert Kientz of Hissey Kientz, LLP. “This decision will not only guarantee the right of these individuals to receive fair compensation for their injuries, but will help to protect other consumers from the harmful effects of these dangerous products after they have gone on the market.”

In the case Wyeth v. Levine (06-1249), Vermont plaintiff Diane Levine’s arm developed gangrene and was amputated after her doctor used a technique known as “IV push” to give her an injection of the anti-nausea drug Phenergan. Administering Phenergan by the IV push method can increase
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