Hyland’s Teething Tablet Lawsuits
The product injury attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, LLC, are currently reviewing cases that involve infants who suffered seizures, breathing difficulties and other health problems that may be linked to Hyland’s teething tablets.
Hyland’s, the manufacturer, recently discontinued sales of the teething tablets in the United States. Also, pharmacies such as CVS pulled the products from their shelves, CNN reports. The companies’ actions came after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned parents to stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels and to dispose of any of those products in their homes.
However, the actions of the manufacturer and distributors have come too late for thousands of infants and their families across the country. The New York Times reports that 10 deaths may be related to teething tablets and gels such as those manufactured by Hyland’s.
If you believe that your infant or child suffered harm associated with the use of Hyland’s teething tablets, contact The Driscoll Firm. Our nationally recognized defective product lawyers will provide a free review of your case and discuss all legal options available to you.
What Problems Are Linked to Homeopathic Teething Tablets?
Many parents use teething tablets and gels to help their children to deal with the pain caused by cutting teeth. They are supposed to be safe alternatives to aspirin and other pain relievers. Parents typically buy these over-the-counter medications at pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreen’s or through online sites.
Homeopathic teething tablets and gels contain many different, potentially toxic ingredients. When small amounts of those ingredients are combined, they can provide soothing relief to teething babies. However, the products pose serious health risks when they contain high amounts of the individual toxic ingredients. Additionally, the FDA has never evaluated these products or approved their safety and efficacy.
The ingredient at the heart of current problems with Hyland’s teething tablets and other homeopathic teething products is belladonna, or “deadly nightshade.” This is a highly toxic plant. If an infant consumers a large dose of belladonna, the infant can suffer severe and potentially fatal harm.
According to the FDA, the signs of belladonna poisoning in infants include:
- Lethargy or sleepiness
- Flushed skin
- Muscle weakness
- Breathing problems
- Constipation and difficulty with urinating
You should seek immediate medical attention if your child exhibits these symptoms after he or she is treated with a teething tablet or gel. You should also consult with an experienced product injury lawyer in order to protect your family’s legal rights.
How Can The Driscoll Firm Assist You?
The Driscoll Firm has helped thousands of clients across the country to recover compensation after they suffered injuries related to dangerous medications. In many cases, our product liability lawyers have served as class counsel, state liaison counsel and members of committees that make decisions on how nationally litigated cases should move forward.
If your infant suffered harm that you believe is associated with the use of Hyland’s teething tablets, we can provide immediate assistance to you. We will thoroughly investigate your case and advise you of your legal options, which could include joining existing Hyland’s teething tablet litigation or initiating an independent claim. We will pursue full and fair compensation for you.
We work with clients across the country. Contact us today and learn more about your rights and options in a free, no-obligation consultation.