Archives for July 2013
We have previously discussed the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its oversight of medical device and pharmaceutical products. With so many stories in the news about food and drug dangers, consumers need to understand the function of the FDA and how it works to protect them.
by: Gregory L. Laker , Attorney
Pharmaceuticals and medical devices have a huge impact on the health and quality of life for millions of people. Companies spend billions of dollars in research and development seeking to create the next blockbuster drug or groundbreaking medical device that will allow patients to live fuller, happier lives. A problem happens when these companies choose profits ahead of people by allowing dangerous drugs and medical devices to be used in treatments.
by: Melissa L.Stuart, Attorney
Summertime means more outdoor activities. For people with disabilities, it can be challenging to navigate outdoor venues and other public places due to accessibility issues. My article on the Friendship Circle blog this month discusses accessibility concerns and how the Americans with Disabilities Act protects the rights of people with disabilities.
by: Jonathan Knoll, Attorney
Recently, in a divided 5-4 opinion, the United States Supreme Court dealt a crushing blow to victims of dangerous and defective drugs. In Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett, the Supreme Court found that state-law design defect claims against generic drug manufacturers that turn on the adequacy of a drug’s warnings are pre-empted by federal law. In doing so, the Court extended its 2011 decision in PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, which found that state-law failure to warn claims against generic manufacturers are pre-empted under federal law.
Deciding to start or purchase a business can be both scary and exciting. Aside from purchasing real estate, becoming a business owner may be one of the largest financial investments you may make. When you put your money, time, and effort into an investment like a business, it is important that you take appropriate steps to manage your risk. Hiring an attorney to advise you of legal rights and negotiate on your behalf can mitigate your investment risk and give you peace of mind.