By and large, pharmaceutical companies create products that positively impact the lives of people. But that does not absolve them of their legal duties to patients who ingest their drugs. Pharmaceutical companies have a legal responsibility to protect the safety of consumers by testing prescription and over-the-counter drugs for possible side effects and warning the public about potential risks. When these companies fail to adequately test their products or warn consumers and health care providers about possible risks, they can and should be held accountable for any resulting injuries.
Our defective drug lawyers represent individuals and families who suffer harm due to do a range of drugs, including (but not limited to):
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If you or someone you love is suffering from serious side effects associated with any of these or other medications, you may have legal grounds to sue the drug maker for damages. To find out if you have a claim, .
Defective Drug Lawsuits
Our defective drug lawyers have experience handling complex injury claims involving prescription medications. You may have legal grounds to file a lawsuit if you suffered injury as a result of a drug without knowledge of its risks. Lawsuits have been filed against some of the largest drug companies for allegations such as:
- Failure to warn health care providers and/or patients about potential side effects
- Failure to perform adequate safety testing before releasing a drug to the market
- Failure to conduct thorough research into reports of injury or death after a drug becomes available for use
- Wrongful marketing of a drug, which can include downplaying the potential side effects of a drug or pushing sales of a drug for off-label uses
Many people think that just because a doctor prescribes a medication, it is safe for use. While this sounds good in theory, it isn't always the case. The FDA is responsible for making sure drugs are safe for use before receiving approval for use in the U.S. But, the agency doesn't always catch side effects until years after a drug is on the market and hundreds, thousands or even millions of people have ingested it.
What's even worse, is that sometimes when a drug maker becomes aware of a drug's side effects, it will conceal the risks from the public in an attempt to protect its own bottom line. When a pharmaceutical company puts its own pocket book in front of consumer safety, it can and should be held accountable.
Find Out if You Have a Claim
Our lawyers are committed to helping people affected by serious drug side effects and their families. If you believe that you or someone you love has suffered harm because of a medication, we may be able to help. To learn more or to find out if you qualify to file a lawsuit, please contact our law firm today.