Supreme Court Ruling is a Victory for Consumers Injured by Dangerous Drugs, Says Hissey Kientz, LLP
...; to give her an injection of the anti-nausea drug Phenergan. Administering phenergan
by the IV push method can increase the risk of infection. Ms. Levine sued t...ing that it should be protected from all lawsuits regarding the labeling of phenergan
because the label had received prior approval from the federal Food and Dru...
DRI - the Voice of the Defense Bar Responds to Supreme Court Ruling in Wyeth v. Levine
... jury award against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to stand, holding that federal law did not preempt plaintiff's claim that labeling for the prescription drug phenergan
failed to adequately warn about the risks of a particular method of administration.
DRI, an international organization of 22,500 lawyers, had fil...
On March 4, 2009, The United States Supreme Court Rejected the Rationale Behind Michigan's Drug Product Liability Law
... Wyeth told the United States Supreme Court that under the law it could not change its labeling to warn people such as Mrs. Levine that the Wyeth drug phenergan
by the iv - push method had the potential of causing serious injuries and death, including amputation, because the FDA laws did not allow such a chang...
Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Drug-Injury Lawsuits
...n the lawsuit Wyeth v. Levine, upheld $6.7 million in damages to a Vermont musician named Diana Levine who had to have her arm amputated after Wyeth's phenergan
anti-nausea drug hit an artery and caused gangrene.
The complication is a rare one but is acknowledged on the drug's labeling. Wyeth had argued th...
Wyeth v. Levine: Preemption and The Facts
...e again sought treatment. She was again
to treat her nausea, this time via intravenous
ruling that Wyeth should have changed the phenergan
labeling to prohibit
physicians from administering...e the
-- The FDA-Approved phenergan
For decades, millions of people have benef...