Palantine product liability lawyerInterstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder condition, impacts millions of Americans. For years, the prescription medication Elmiron provided relief for many IC patients. However, recent studies have linked the long-term use of Elmiron to serious vision complications like pigmentary maculopathy. This has prompted numerous lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, with the adequacy of Elmiron’s safety warnings emerging as a critical issue. An Illinois lawyer can help you understand the role of FDA warnings in Elmiron litigation.

FDA Warnings and Drug Liability

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves a drug for consumer use, pharmaceutical companies have a duty to provide proper warnings about potential risks and side effects. Failure to adequately warn patients and doctors can expose drug makers to legal liability under Illinois product liability law.