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Baby Orajel Lawsuits Implicate Oral Benzocaine in Dangerous Condition

Baby Orajel Lawsuits Implicate Oral Benzocaine in Dangerous Condition

GET A FREE CONSULTATION Call Us at Advocate Law Group: 888-ITS-LEGAL (888-487-5342) Call Now! Offices: Northern California 2330 Marinship Way, Suite 120Post Office Box 835Sausalito, California 94966-0835 Southern California 3857 Birch St, Suite 627Newport Beach, California 92660   Baby Orajel Lawsuits Implicate Oral Benzocaine in Dangerous Condition The pharmaceutical company Church & Dwight markets a line of Orajel products for mouth pain such as cold sores and canker sores. Until recently, Church & Dwight’s product line included oral pain relievers marketed to parents of teething babies. The company announced that it would stop distributing Baby Orajel products in response to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) threat to ban those products because of the risk that the active ingredient — benzocaine — poses to babies. The FDA acted after receiving hundreds of reports of patients developing a serious disease following their use of oral benzocaine. The disease is methemoglobinemia, a condition that reduces oxygen in the blood supply. Babies are particularly susceptible to the disease. “Blue baby syndrome” is often caused by methemoglobinemia. Parents whose babies experienced cyanosis (skin that turns blue or gray) or other symptoms of methemoglobinemia after using an Orajel product should seek legal advice from a law firm that handles claims against drug companies. Many parents have started or joined lawsuits to recover compensation for harm suffered by their babies and infants after they used Baby Orajel for teething pain. FDA Warns Parents Not to Use Medication for Teething Pain According to the FDA, no medication helps children cope with teething pain. Teething is a normal part of growth. While parents hate to see their...
Talcum Powder Lawsuits Filed by Women Who Developed Ovarian Cancer

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Filed by Women Who Developed Ovarian Cancer

More than 1,000 women with ovarian cancer have sued manufacturers of talcum powder and baby powder after learning of the association between those products and their disease. Juries have awarded substantial compensation to cancer victims who were not warned about the risk.

Invokana May Be Linked to Life-Threatening Conditions

Invokana May Be Linked to Life-Threatening Conditions

Type 2 diabetes affects about 25 million people in the United States, or more than 8% of the nation’s population. Type 2 diabetics suffer from an excess of blood sugar (glucose) because their bodies do not use insulin properly.

Diabetics Ask for Compensation After Onglyza Leads to Heart Failure

Diabetics Ask for Compensation After Onglyza Leads to Heart Failure

Diabetics who were hospitalized for heart failure after taking Onglyza are asking whether they should receive compensation. Personal injury lawyers who represent clients in cases against pharmaceutical companies are basing lawsuits on the failure of drug manufacturers to warn diabetics that taking Onglyza could increase their risk of heart failure if they were already suffering from or prone to heart disease.