Randy Phothisane Fell Out of Eight Story Apartment Window Onto Scaffolding While Sleepwalking Before The Accident
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (February 6, 2018) – A sleepwalking 35-year-old man was badly injured after he fell out of an eight story apartment window in Manhattan onto scaffolding below .
New York police have been able to identify the man that was sleepwalking before the accident as Randy Phothisane.
Authorities are saying that Randy Phothisane took his girlfriends sleeping pills and began sleepwalking around 5:00 a.m. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident after the victim fell out of the apartment window.
Randy Phothisane was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment for his injuries including a broken leg and ribs.
LIABILITY WITH DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND FAILURE TO WARN
Companies that manufacture consumer drugs have a responsibility to make sure that they are reasonably safe for people to use. In the event that a drug or product has unintended side effects or creates risk of injury, companies must put adequate warning labels on their products. If a drug company fails to warn consumers of the non-obvious dangers of their products, they may be liable for any injuries or deaths as a result of that negligence. With respect to sleeping pills, a number of studies have found that sleep aids may dramatically increase the likelihood that a person sleepwalks. And this can be extremely dangerous. Drug companies should take steps to warn consumers of the dangers posed by sleeping pills. Any person that is injured by a drug company’s failure to warn of the dangers posed by their products may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the tragic accident that injured Randy Phothisane. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim as he continues to recover from this accident. Steps need to be taken by drug companies to warn consumers of the dangers posed by their sleeping pills. So many accidents go unreported, and this could possibly be prevented if people better understood the dangers of sleeping pills.
If you or someone that you love has been injured while sleepwalking after taking a sleeping pill, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.