Bronchodilators, can help prevent asthma attacks, and are safe and effective when used properly, but one specific bronchodilator, Theophylline, is known to have a therapeutic range that is extremely narrow and requires careful monitoring.
When doses of this Theophylline were not carefully monitored, an overdose could have readily occurred causing seizures and brain damage in children.
The hazards of Theophylline were known as early as 1981 but the manufacturer concealed this information from pediatricians during the 1980s.
As a result some children who were prescribed Theophylline during the 1980s and who had seizures while treated with this bronchodilator have gone undiagnosed.
Today these children suffer from disabilities caused by Theophylline. If your daughter or son:
- has not yet reached the age of majority
- has asthma,
- was treated with prescription or over-the-counter bronchodilators
- suffered a seizure
- has had learning disabilities of unknown origin
you should take action now.
Under California law a person injured as a child has until his/her 19th birthday to file a legal action for injuries against a manufacturer responsible for causing their injury.
In other states the statute of limitations is generally longer, but on average the time for filing suit is two years after reaching adulthood, except in California.
The important point is that unless suit is filed before the running of the statute of limitations, your daughter or son will forever lose their right to take action.