Navigation Links
Surprise U.S. Supreme Court Decision Helps Michigan Citizens
Date:3/3/2008

DETROIT, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision which will now allow Michigan citizens to sue drug companies if they are injured by a drug. Prior to this decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled in favor of Michigan plaintiffs, declaring that drug companies do not have immunity if they withhold important information from the FDA. With the tie vote in the U.S. Supreme Court, the 2nd Circuit's decision is now the law of the country and Michigan.

"I can't believe it, and we were very lucky. The case was just argued last Monday," said Detroit Product Liability Attorney, J. Douglas Peters of Charfoos & Christensen, P.C. "Because the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court owns stock in the drug company defendant, he had to recuse himself allowing a 4-4 split among the remaining justices.

"As a result of the appeal handled by David Parker of Charfoos & Christensen, P.C., Michigan citizens injured by dangerous drugs can now file suit even while the slow and laborious political process in Lansing works to amend the unfair Michigan law that Gov. Engler put in place. His stooge, Republican Senate Leader, Mike Bishop, from Rochester fights to preserve Michigan's drug immunity law on behalf of his friends in the drug industry and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce," says attorney Peters.

"This decision comes just in time," says Peters. "Last week 60 Minutes revealed that up to 22,000 lives could have been saved, including Michigan lives if the FDA had removed Trasylol from the market in 2006." The manufacturer of this drug, the German company Bayer AG hid internal studies from the FDA panel that met in 2006 to discuss the potential dangers of the drug. Almost 2 years later in Nov. 2007 Pres. Bush's FDA finally asked Bayer to take this drug off the market.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Charfoos & Christensen, P.C.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Surprise in Lab Helps ID Drug to Fight ALS
2. Michigan Resident, Kimberly Kents Drug Product Liability Case Will Be Argued in the United States Supreme Court on February 25, 2008
3. Supreme Court Hears Case on Federal Pre-emption of Safety Standards for Medical Technologies (Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc.)
4. Amicus Brief Filed with U.S. Supreme Court in Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc.
5. California Veterinary Medical Association Reacts to Supreme Court Decision
6. Autism Speaks Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Families Right to Challenge IEPs Without First Trying Out School District Proposed Placement
7. ALLs Judie Brown: Supreme Court is Wrong on Contraception Ruling
8. Filing for Reconsideration/Press Conference ACUNA v. TURKISH, Historic Informed Consent Abortion Case to the New Jersey Supreme Court
9. Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Medicare HMOs in Hospital Reimbursement Fight
10. Federal District Court Ruling Holding Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 Unconstitutional
11. Court Denies Tobacco Giants Motions to Dismiss Claims Alleging Explicit Age Discrimination and Retaliation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... ... The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), ... Care Act (ACA), would result in 22 million Americans losing their health insurance by ... 20 million Americans have gained health insurance under the ACA, and from 2013 to ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... , ... June 27, 2017 , ... From June 20-22, ... three-day event was held in Syracuse, New York, where EarQ is headquartered. , ... how to connect with today’s savvy consumer, and the latest in hearing technology. ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... ... Two residents from the Gardant-managed assisted living and memory care communities in ... to protect Medicaid funding. , The video, which was produced by the American Health ... and Cathy Schwarz, a couple who is still able to see each other every ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... PR News is looking for ... guidebook. This guidebook offers an excellent branding and exposure opportunity for the author ... and how-to’s that fall into the following categories:, ,     Media ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... , ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... Fabrykiewicz Scholarship Foundation Fundraiser hygiene symposium in Mystic, CT. Covering the process and ... offered their experience in these popular periodontal procedures. Drs. Toback and Urbanski practice ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/12/2017)... Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the ... President of R&D and Head of Virology Kristin Bedard has ... the Northwest and Beyond meeting sponsored by Life Science ... from 8:30-10:30 AM PDT at the Agora Conference Center in ... Bedard will be joined by other leaders in infectious disease ...
(Date:6/9/2017)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June ... are living with diabetes. In a further effort to ... people affected by this condition, the International Diabetes Federation ... LLY ) have come together for the second phase ... and Systems programme (BRIDGES 2), reaffirming their commitment to ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... DUBLIN , June 7, 2017 Endo ... on June 7, 2017, the Hon. Joseph R. ... District of West Virginia , entered ... Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (the ... filed MDL cases to provide expert disclosures on specific ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: