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Feldman v. Lederle Laboratories
Citation:97 N.J. 429, 479 A.2d 374 (1984)
Carol Ann Feldman (Plaintiff) was given the drug Declomycin as an infant to control upper respiratory and other secondary types of infections between 1960 and 1963. The drug caused her teeth to turn gray. The Plaintiff filed a products liability case against Lederle Laboratories (Defendant), who manufactured and marketed the drug, under a theory of strict liability for failing to adequately warn about this side effect of the drug. The Defendant argued that tooth discoloration as a side effect was not known at the time the Plaintiff was taking the drug.
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