Although the FDA issues and enforces regulations that are designed to keep our nation’s blood supply and BLOOD PRODUCTS safe, it is the blood and pharmaceutical industry that is ultimately responsible for the safety of individual BLOOD PRODUCTS. Increased oversight of the blood industry by FDA, improvements in donor screening and acceptance, and advances in testing for pathogens have reduced the risk associated with receiving BLOOD PRODUCTS. It is critical that the blood industry follow all steps necessary to reduce the degree of risk to patients using their products.
A Firm Experienced in Litigating Blood Product Cases
During the early 1980s, in one of the most tragic pharmaceutical cases in our nation’s history, more than 50 % of the 17,000 individuals with hemophilia and 80% of those with severe hemophilia were infected with HIV through the use of contaminated clotting factor. The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg represented individuals with hemophilia, their families, and their survivors in product liability and failure to warn claims against four global pharmaceutical companies responsible for manufacturing the HIV-contaminated blood plasma products. For more than a decade, Eric Weinberg worked to obtain justice for his clients. He helped change the law in New Jersey and New York in order to extend the statutes of limitations that would have otherwise barred claims against the responsible companies. He served on the Executive Committee of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Multidistrict Litigation 986, in the Federal District Court of Northern Illinois, and he represented individual clients in New Jersey and New York trial courts.
Mr. Weinberg was instrumental in obtaining a $670 million dollar class action settlement for individuals with hemophilia who were injured by defective pharmaceutical BLOOD PRODUCTS. He obtained settlements in cases of individuals in New Jersey and New York who suffered HIV infection for an additional amount of over $30 million.
Mr. Weinberg currently serves as a Trustee of the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey. In 1995, the Association presented him with its President’s Award, given in recognition of extraordinary service to the Hemophilia Community.
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If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of blood or BLOOD PRODUCTS and you have a question about your legal rights, you can request a free case evaluation from our firm by clicking on free case evaluation. You may also contact us toll free at 1-877-934-6274. The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg has been successfully litigating pharmaceutical drug cases for over twenty years and has recovered in excess of $700 million on behalf of injured persons.