Fighting for Victims of Adverse Drug Reactions Today, most Americans use pharmaceutical drugs for relief of minor ailments and pain encountered in daily living. In times of need, nearly every family has turned to a prescription drug to treat serious pain and disease. With informed and responsible use most consumers benefit from these medications. Some, however, do suffer severe adverse reactions, especially as floods of new drugs hit drugstore shelves. In fact, reports to doctors of severe adverse reaction to new pharmaceutical drugs is increasing at an alarming rate. It becomes difficult to make wise health choices. Consumers depend upon drug companies to competently research, develop, and test any product before it is marketed. Drug manufacturers have a clear duty to ensure products are safe when used for their intended purpose.

With increasing frequency, drug manufacturers breach that trust. Dangerous adverse reactions have resulted in serious and permanent damage to physical and mental health and have even led to death. When a drug receives numerous adverse reaction reports or when it is found to be defective, it is subject to recall. If you are suspicious you have been the victim of a defective prescription drug or over-the-counter medication, it is vital to contact a personal injury lawyer today. Our law firm will work for the outcome you deserve. You may be entitled to recovery of:

  • Past, present and future medical expenses
  • Life-care expenses and prescription costs
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Present and future pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium (spousal relations)

Help with Legal Claims and Lawsuits in Drug Recall Injury Cases

Unsafe drugs result mostly from a manufacturing defect or inadequate warning label. Sometimes defective drugs have been traced to deception on the part of the manufacturer when testing the product before market release. Drug companies are required by law to test and screen new drugs for dangerous side effects. The problem is they conduct their own internal safety trials. Reports as far back as the early 90’s prove some drug companies omit test data which would inhibit product release approval by the FDA. Current law, however, holds that manufacturers, sellers, and distributors are liable for any injury caused by their defective or unsafe products. These laws protect the consumer from unsafe drugs. Generally, a person may bring claims under several laws, including:

  • strict product liability (fault need not be shown)
  • negligence
  • breach of warranty
  • failure to warn (of dangerous side effects)
Stephen Baldwin

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