learned intermediary doctrine

Definition of "learned intermediary doctrine"
  1. A legal principle in product liability law that indicates that the maker of a prescription medication has fulfilled its obligation to warn about possible harmful effects by informing the doctor who prescribes it, and is not required to additionally warn the patient who uses it
How to use "learned intermediary doctrine" in a sentence
  1. The judge ruled in favor of the pharmaceutical company based on the learned intermediary doctrine, as it had sufficiently warned the doctor about potential side effects.
  2. The defense team invoked the learned intermediary doctrine, arguing that the client had informed the prescribing physician of possible adverse drug reactions.
  3. The counsel argued that the learned intermediary doctrine applied, as the drug manufacturer had fulfilled its warning obligation to the prescribing doctor.

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