The Dosage Was Incorrect

On behalf of Dan Doyle Law Group posted in Products Liability on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
product liability attorney in Philadelphia

There is a difference between 2 tablets 3 times a day and 2 to 4 tablets 4 times a day.

For the first and correct dosage, it calls for 6 pills daily.

For the second, the dosage that was listed on the bottle, it calls for a range or 8 to 16 pills.

This is the reason why Robaxin 750mg tablets were just recalled.

Robaxin is a prescription medicine that is used for the relief of discomfort from acute and painful musculoskeletal conditions. Using the incorrect dosage can lead to patients experiencing drowsiness or dizziness. In the worse cases, they could experience seizures, coma, or even death.

How did this mistake happen and how common are prescription dosage problems?

Incorrect product labeling is just one example of how product liability cases arise. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we want to go over exactly what product liability is.

How This Happens

Just browse the official government recall website and you will see just how many products are faulty. There are thousands of recalls ongoing, and most of them arise in one of the following ways:

  1. Poorly designed products can cause people serious harm. If a product has a poor design, it can end up in the hands of thousands of people before the mistake is discovered.
  2. Manufacturing problems can cause a product to be altered from its original design which can cause harm to consumers.
  3. Labeling issues, like the one above, can occur in many products. Incorrect dosages, not labeling all side effects, and not letting consumers know about any hazards associated with the product can leave the manufacturer liable for any injuries or deaths.

According the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the following types of products lead to millions of ER visits year.

  • Home structures and construction equipment – 4,581,373
  • Sports and recreation equipment – 4,168,461
  • Home furnishings and fixtures – 3,317,724
  • Yard and garden equipment – 335,545
  • Child nursery equipment – 97,530

The last thing you expect when you buy something for you and your family is that it will cause harm. Think about how many products you use on a daily basis. We usually trust the manufacturers to keep us safe, but what happens when they are negligent and put faulty products in the hands of consumers?

What To Do

If you or a loved one have been injured or gotten ill because of a product you have used or consumed, you need to seek legal assistance. The Dan Doyle Law Group is ready to step in when you need a product liability attorney in Philadelphia. We will work to investigate your claim and we are not afraid of big companies. We know that your injury is serious and can cost you money in medical expenses as well as lost income if you miss work. We want to help your recover that money as well as get you compensation for pain and suffering damages. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.

Share on: