Yes, it is, so there are 2 issues (I presume from the most recent post that this recently happened - i e post 2012);
so the first issue is product liability on the part of the manufacturers. That can attach based on 3 concepts:
the first is defective manufacturing, the second is dangerous side effects that the manufacturer knew of, (or should have known of) but concealed; the third is improper marketing.
Basically the manufacturer can discharge the liability by providing the information to the doctor, or by including a detailed warning of the risks with the medication. There are also what is called "unavoidably unsafe" medications that have potentially harmful side effects but they cannot be avoided thus the duty to warn; it is then up to the doctor and the patient to determine if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Anyone in the chain of distribution is liable (ie hospital, doctor, pharmacist) etc, if they fail to warn of the side effects; however, if the disclosures contained on the medication are detailed, the consumer has a more difficult time to argue that the information was not available.
The other option is the medical malpractice avenue, as against the prescriber - this involves showing that the doctor was negligent in prescribing this particular medicine (ie the risks did not outweigh the benefits), that something in plaintiff's history would be contra indicative of this prescription, and that the doctor was negligent based on ordinary and reasonable standard of care exercised in the profession. So if the dosage was unnecessarily high, for example, and that contributed to the resulting medical problems, that would be grounds for a suit.
Medical malpractice cases have been more difficult to bring successfully in the past decade; for example, to proceed, a plaintiff must have a merit affidavit-basically an affidavit from an expert stating there appears to be good cause for a complaint.
There are attorneys that specialize in medical malpractice, and product liability cases; we are not permitted to give specific referrals but you can contact the state bar: https://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/essex/ombudsman/Essex_legal_resources.pdf
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