Ritalin Lawsuits

by Susan Willets on October 22, 2008

Novartis AG and Methylphenidate Lawsuits

The American Food and Drug Association (FDA) has reported that between 1999 and 2003, a possible 51 ADHD deaths, including some related directly to the use of Ritalin, occurred in the United States. Ritalin or methylphenidate is highlighted as a likely drug source for an ADHD related death due to its serious side effects which include symptoms such as high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.

Since Novartis AG is the producer of Ritalin in the United States several new lawsuits are being launched against this corporation in relation to issues such as accumulation of medical bills, serious injury and deaths due to Ritalin use. Under the products liability law manufacturers are held to strict legal liability standards. This means that even if Novartis AG committed no direct negligible act or wrong doing, it can still be held accountable for damages and deaths due to Ritalin use.

What Are My Rights in Regard to a Ritalin Lawsuit?

First you need an experienced and capable personal injuries lawyer. By completing the “Contact Us” form located on this page, you will receive information from lawyers in your area who are expertised in product liability and are able to assist you. This person will assist you in filing a lawsuit against Novartis AG for personal and physical damages induced by methylphenidate. It is important to be aware of your state’s statute of limitations relating to time limits regarding the filing of a suit. A statute of limitations means that you cannot file suit against Novartis AG regardless of injury or death after a certain amount of time has passed.

A History of Novartis AG Lawsuits

If you are seriously considering filing suit against Novartis you aren’t alone. Since the 1980s there have been many lawsuits filed against Novartis AG and other American corporations due to Ritalin use and promotion. In 2000, several major Ritalin lawsuits were filed against Novartis AG, not for personal injury, but for fraudulent claims in the “over-promotion of ADHD and Ritalin”. Further to this it was alleged that Novartis, the American Psychiatric Association and CHADD, a group receiving money from pharmaceutical companies, conspired together in the ongoing promotion of ADHD and Ritalin.

Should I File Suit Against Novartis AG?

That decision needs to be made between you and your attorney. Consider filing suit if you have suffered serious, long-term side effects, considerable financial stress, or have lost a loved one most likely due to the use of methylphenidate, or Ritalin.

Complete the “Contact Us” form located on this page to receive information from lawyers in your area who are expertised in product liability, statute of limiations and are able to review your information.

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