Filing a teething tablet lawsuit may be an option if your child suffered serious adverse events following the use of homeopathic teething medications marketed by Hyland’s, Baby Orajel Naturals and others. U.S. health regulators have warned parents and caregivers not to use these products, which may be linked to hundreds of adverse events, including 10 deaths.
The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP is now investigating injuries and deaths potentially associated with the use of homeopathic teething pills and gels. If you would like to learn more about filing a teething tablet lawsuit, please contact our office by calling (888) 994-5118.
April 13, 2017: Nearly four months after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed inconsistent amounts of belladonna in Hyland’s homeopathic teething remedies, the Standard Homeopathic Company has agreed to recall the products. The recall includes all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets. Parents and caregivers should not administer these medications to their children. For more information, contact Standard Homeopathic at 1-800-991-3376 (Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time). Read More
The FDA has warned that belladonna in Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablets may far exceed the amount claimed on the label. In a statement issued on January 27, 2017 the agency advised consumers to stop using these products immediately and throw them away. While the FDA has asked the Standard Homeopathic Company to issue a recall for the Hyland’s products, it has not yet agreed to do so. Read More
In November 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed in New York federal court on behalf of consumers who purchased homeopathic teething remedies marketed by Hyland’s and others. The complaint alleges that the defendants sold useless and unsafe teething pills and gels that were voluntarily pulled from the market due to a FDA safety alert. However, plaintiffs say they were never offered refunds for their purchases. Read More
In September 2016, the FDA that homeopathic teething medicines, including pills and gels marketed by Hyland’s, Baby Orajel Naturals and others, could pose a risk to infants. Parents and caregivers were urged not to use these products. Read More
“Teething can be managed without prescription or over-the-counter remedies,” Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a statement issued by the agency on September 30th. “We recommend parents and caregivers not give homeopathic teething tablets and gels to children and seek advice from their health care professional for safe alternatives.”
The FDA disclosed that it was investigating adverse events reported to the agency regarding homeopathic teething medicines, including seizures in infants and children who were given these products. On October 12th, a number of media outlets revealed that the FDA had received more than 400 injury reports, including 10 infant deaths, involving such products since 2010. Other problems reported in relation to homeopathic teething medicines included shortness of breath, vomiting, and constipation. The FDA did not identify any specific brands, and was careful to note that it had not yet conclusively determined if any of the products were directly responsible for the fatalities.
The FDA has advised consumers to seek immediate medical attention if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using homeopathic teething tablets or gels.
This not the first time the FDA has issued a warning regarding homeopathic teething products. In 2010, Hyland’s agreed to voluntarily issue a teething tablet recall after is medications were tied to a number of adverse events, including seizures in infants and children. According to the FDA, the Hyland’s tablets contained inconsistent amounts of belladonna, an ingredient that can be toxic when ingested in large doses. The adverse event reports involving the tablets were consistent with belladonna toxicity.
As of October 13, 2016, Hyland’s had not issued a second teething product recall. However, the company did announce that it would no longer distribute its homeopathic teething medications in the U.S. due to “confusion among parents and limited access to the medicines” created by the FDA’s most recent warning.
CVS did announce that it would withdraw all homeopathic teething tablets and gels from its store shelves. Brands affected included Hyland’s, Baby Orajel Naturals and CVS store brands.
In November 2016, Raritan Pharmaceuticals recalled homeopathic teething tablets and ear relief liquids after testing revealed the products might contain varying amounts of belladonna. However, no injuries have been linked to the recalled medications, and the action was characterized as precautionary. Read More
Your family could be entitled to compensation if you child suffered serious complications following the use of a homeopathic teething product. To obtain a free, no-obligation review of your potential teething tablet lawsuit, please contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP today by calling (888) 994-5118.
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