Did your child suffer seizures or other life-threatening complications following ingestion of homeopathic teething gels or pills? A teething tablet lawyer may be able to help your family obtain fair compensation for medical bills and other expenses incurred as a result of these injuries.
Your family could be entitled to compensation if your child suffered harm due to a homeopathic teething remedy. If you would like to discuss the available legal options with a qualified teething tablet lawyer, please contact the nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP today. Free, no obligation legal reviews can be obtained by calling (888) 994-5118.
Many parents opt for homeopathic remedies under the assumption that these products provide a safe and natural way to relieve to treat teething pain experienced by infants and toddlers. However, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has found otherwise, warning consumers to steer clear of homeopathic teething tablets and gels.
“Homeopathic teething tablets and gels have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safety or efficacy,” the agency said in an alert dated September 30, 2016. “The agency is also not aware of any proven health benefit of the products, which are labeled to relieve teething symptoms in children.”
The FDA issued its warning after a review tied homeopathic teething remedies to 10 infant deaths and hundreds of adverse events, including fever, lethargy, vomiting, sleepiness, tremors, shortness of breath, irritability, and agitation. Many of the teething tablet injuries were consistent with belladonna poisoning. Belladonna is a common ingredient in homeopathic medications, as it produces a sedative effect in small amounts. However, too much of this ingredient can prove toxic.
Immediately after the FDA released its warning, CVS, Target, and other retailers announced that they would pull homeopathic teething tablets and gels from their store shelves. Hyland’s Homeopathic ended U.S. sales of its products, though the company disputed that they posed any danger.
In November 2016, Raritan Pharmaceuticals announced a voluntary recall for homeopathic teething and ear pain remedies, after some of its products were found to contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna. The following January, the FDA announced a similar finding in regards Hyland’s teething. However, Hyland’s parent company would not agree to recall those products until April 2017.
An experienced teething tablet lawyer may be able to help your family obtain compensation for medical bills, emotional distress, pain suffering and other damages related to your child’s injuries. Those who lost a child following a reaction to potentially toxic teething remedies may also be entitled to compensation for wrongful death. To explore your legal options further, please call Bernstein Liebhard LLP today, at (888) 994-5118.
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