An Alabama man’s Chantix lawsuit is set to serve as the first test case for the more than 2,000 similar lawsuits filed nationwide.
Chantix is a drug manufactured by Pfizer that is meant to help people quit smoking. Lawsuits claim that the drug causes a wide variety of psychological side effects, including anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
The man’s lawsuit was filed in 2009 and will finally go to trial in mid January. Pfizer denies all allegations that Chantix causes mental problems.
It will be up to the courts to decide whether or not Chantix is a legitimately dangerous pharmaceutical product. When a manufacturer releases a product that injures its users, it can be held liable for the medical costs and other related expenses. If you’ve been hurt by a faulty product, contact the product liability attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., to learn more about how a personal injury lawyer can help you.