Back in 2002, Cheryl Eckard saw some pretty horrific practices in a Glaxo manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico. After her repeated attempts to convince Glaxo executives to shut down the substandard plant were rebuffed, Eckard was fired. Still concerned about the safety of patients, Eckard went to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the same information she presented to Glaxo executives. The plant was subsequently raided and shut down. Glaxo ultimately pleaded guilty to felony charges and paid a hefty $750 million fine.
Cheryl Eckard has recently conducted a 60 Minutes interview, telling her side of the story and some of the travesties she witnessed. It is a fascinating read; the full news article can be found on the CBS News website.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker wants to protect consumers from faulty manufacturing practices such as the ones found in Glaxo’s Puerto Rican plant. If you or a loved one has been injured from dangerous pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or any defective product in general, you may be entitled to compensation. Do not hesitate to contact our offices at (800) 333-0000 for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.