Drug companies have a responsibility to mark the syringes used to administer the medicine to infants. If the product is not clearly marked, it’s possible that an infant might get an acetaminophen overdose, which could lead to acute liver failure.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
Dangerous drug attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo of the Law Offices of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo today said parents and guardians of infants should be aware of a recent voluntary recall of an acetaminophen-containing product designed for babies.
On November 1, the Food and Drug Administration reported that Perrigo, a Michigan-based drug company, issued a voluntary recall for infant acetaminophen sold at several national chains (FDA press release: Perrigo Initiates Nationwide Voluntary Product Recall of Acetaminophen Infant Suspension Liquid, 160 mg/5 mL, Due to a Potential Defect with the Co-packaged Oral Syringe).
“Manufacturers of any type of prescription or over-the-counter medication must include proper instructions for the correct dosage amounts,” said DeCarlo, who represents people who have been injured by pharmaceutical products and families who lost loved ones. “Drug companies have a responsibility to mark the syringes used to administer the medicine to infants. If the product is not clearly marked, it’s possible that an infant might get an acetaminophen overdose, which could lead to acute liver failure.”
According to the FDA, Perrigo initiated the recall due to the risk that a small number of packages might contain an oral dosing syringe without labeled dose markings. While the FDA reported that Perrigo is unaware of any complaints or injuries, the company said that the voluntary recall was issued as a precautionary measure.
The FDA said that the product, an over-the-counter medication, is distributed nationwide through retail stores as brands such as Babies R Us, Care One, Equate, Rite Aid, and TopCare. In addition, the FDA release stated that consumers who find an oral dosage device without dose markings should not use the product and contact Perrigo’s Consumer Affairs Department toll-free at 1-800-719-9260.
“Studies have found a link between acetaminophen-containing medications and liver failure,” DeCarlo said. “Our firm supports efforts by drug manufacturers to ensure the safety of consumers by issuing voluntary recalls of their products. Too often, big corporations put profits ahead of people. They might fail to recall a drug, even when they know the drug is dangerous.”
DeCarlo said attorneys can help victims who have been exposed to dangerous drugs and medications pursue compensation for their losses. He said a lawyer can hold the negligent company accountable and help protect others from suffering similar injuries.
About the Law Offices of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A.
Attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo is a nationally recognized pharmaceutical injury lawyer who has protected the rights of injury victims for over 15 years. His office is in Miami, Fla., but he serves clients throughout the United States. Attorney Jeffrey DeCarlo is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for a small percentage of attorneys who have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In addition to handling dangerous drug claims, attorney Jeffery DeCarlo also handles cases involving defective medical devices, medical malpractice, car accidents, and a variety of personal injury cases.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A. is located at:
4500 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33137