By Michael D. Green
Benedictin used to be prescribed to greater than thirty-five million American ladies from its advent in 1956 until eventually 1983, while it was once withdrawn from the marketplace. The drug's producer, Merrill Dow prescribed drugs, a massive U.S. pharmaceutical company, joined a listing of alternative businesses whose product liabilities could lead to precedent-setting litigation. sooner than it used to be over, the Benedictin litigation may contain 2,000 claimants over a fifteen-year interval. Michael D. eco-friendly bargains a complete review of the Benedictin case and highlights a few of the key matters in mass poisonous ingredients litigation, evaluating person and collective sorts of litigation, and illustrating the misunderstandings among scientists and attorneys concerning the position of technological know-how in supplying facts for the criminal process.
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The inquiry into the source of David's birth defects led naturally to the question of the etiologic role of the drugs that Betty Mekdeci had taken during pregnancy. Betty Mekdeci was among those shocked and horrified when the revelation of the tragic consequences of thalidomide were revealed a decade earlier. She recalled the most severely deformed children, some born without limbs or with flipper-like limbs. The latter condition was known as phocomelia, drawn from the Greek "phoke," meaning seal and "melia," meaning limbs.
9 in 1916, the potential liability of product manufacturers was greatly expanded. With MacPherson, the framework for the development of modern products liability law began. 10 The change in tort law during the second half of the twentieth century has been even more revolutionary. Strict products liability and its theoretical enterprise liability underpinnings dramatically reconceptualized the tort landscape. Developments in other tort areasmedical malpractice, for instanceconsiderably eased the burdens on injured claimants attempting to recover for their losses.
Products liability addresses the obligations of manufacturers of products when consumers suffer personal injury. Tort law is more general, covering suits for wrongful injury that do not arise from a contract between the parties. Over the past three decades, products liability has evolved and grown to the point where it plays a major role in the civil liability arena. Within products liability, Mekdeci v. Merrell National Laboratories was a toxic substance casedifferent from most products liability cases because the injuries involved were not sudden and traumatically induced, but rather the result of slowly developing disease or developmental anomaly.
Bendectin and Birth Defects: The Challenges of Mass Toxic Substances Litigation by Michael D. Green