Manufacturer Recall Could Lead To Personal Injury Claims In North Carolina

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Johnson & Johnson announced this week it is recalling approximately 70,000 syringes. The syringes contain an injectable antipsychotic medication, Invega. Apparently, cracks in the syringes have resulted in improper dosages of the medications and infections in patients.

The company has experienced prior issues with product recalls, experiencing several such instances in the last few years. Johnson & Johnson lost approximately $900 million on product recalls in 2010. The company issued a recall in January of approximately 43 million over-the-counter medication bottles manufactured at a Pennsylvania facility. The issue in the January recall was a sanitary concern regarding the cleaning of the bottles.

The Wall Street Journal, Health Blog, J&J Recall Watch: 70,000 Syringes of Injectable Antipsychotic Pulled, 02/15/11

It is very important for you to pay close attention while taking medications, whether prescribed or over-the-counter. Despite government regulations from the FDA and the best efforts of health professionals and manufacturers, instances of negligence do occur. Dangerous prescription drugs are the result in cases where manufacturers have failed to meet the standard of reasonable care (i.e. they were negligent). In other scenarios, a pharmacist or doctor may have improperly provided a prescription, resulting in medical malpractice. In these instances, it is crucial that you understand the law and your rights. It is important that you immediately consult a Charlotte personal injury lawyer.

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Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice


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