Dangerous Drug Attorney
Were you or a loved one injured by a defective medication? At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, our personal injury lawyers represent injured patients harmed by taking prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.
Call our product liability lawyers at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or use the contact form today to schedule a free consultation and tell us what happened. Our dangerous drug lawyers hold pharmaceutical companies financially accountable for its negligence and strict liability.
Doctors prescribe medications to help their patients deal with health issues. But, every time a patient takes medicine, they trust the drug companies that make the medication will not harm them.
However, some pharmaceutical companies violate this trust by selling defective prescription medicine. Often, the drugmaker knows that they are marketing a dangerous product but fails to warn consumers.
Defective Drug Attorneys Helping Injured Patients and Consumers
Our personal injury legal firm has committed lawyers who help their clients file claims for compensation against pharmaceutical drug companies that marketed and sold the drugs that harmed them.
Our dangerous medication lawyers help our clients build their drug personal injury cases by working with them to gather evidence in their scientific and otherwise legal actions.
A client can file a dangerous medications lawsuit with a defective drug lawyer at our law firm today whether they have been injured by prescription medications or over-the-counter meds (including for health problems like chronic kidney disease).
Contact our defective pharmaceutical lawyers for a free consultation if you were seriously injured or a loved one died due to harmful medications.
Our dangerous drug lawyers handle pharmaceutical product cases on a contingency fee basis. where we only receive a legal fee when we successfully secure financial compensation for you.
Corporate Push to Promote Prescription Drugs to the Market – At the Expense of Consumer Safety
It seems like recalls are happening more often these days. One of the primary reasons is a growing awareness that many drugs may be contaminated with carcinogens.
These concerns have led to complete recalls of the popular heartburn medicine Zantac and the blood pressure drug Valsartan over the past few years. However, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is often slow to act on defective meds.
These are just two of many recalls involving prescription and over-the-counter medications that affect clients yearly in the United States. Drug manufacturers are often obligated to test their products for their safety.
Harmed by Medications
In addition, they must review reports by patients who claim that they have been harmed by meds and suffered from prescription drug injuries.
Manufacturers who follow the law will often pull products from the marketplace if they have received numerous reports from patients who have suffered similar harm. Additionally, serious side effects should cause a medication maker to initiate more testing and investigation, often leading to a complete recall.
However, drug manufacturers do not always do the right thing to protect customers who put their lives in the hands of the pharmaceutical company.
Patients Can File Dangerous Drug Lawsuits Similar to Other Product Liability Cases
Patients harmed by recalled defective meds can file dangerous drug lawsuits to recover financial compensation under product liability civil tort laws.
Some of these settlements and jury awards can be huge regarding many medications because of the harm that defective recalled drugs can do to patients.
Here are some of what you can recover in a dangerous medication civil case:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Lost earnings
- Rehab care
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost consortium
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death
How a Dangerous Drugs Lawsuit Works
The first step for filing a defective medication lawsuit usually requires hiring a Chicago drug injury attorney. The legal team at Rosenfeld Injury Attorneys has years of experience handling defective drug cases and can help you.
You will work with your lawyer starting from the moment you form an attorney-client relationship to gather evidence to support your case.
Your attorney will get to know the facts of your case before drafting a complaint on your behalf and filing it with the court before the statute of limitations expires. Filing your case starts your defective drug lawsuit.
What You Need to Prove to Win a Defective Medication Lawsuit Against Drug Manufacturers
A defective medicine lawsuit is like any other product liability case. First, you need to establish that there was a defect that made the medication unreasonably dangerous.
In general, there are three different ways to prove that a drug is defective:
- A design defect in the medicine caused side effects or drug-related injuries
- A manufacturing defect made it dangerous
- A marketing defect failed to warn users of severe side effects
In all injury cases, it is not enough to show a defect. You must prove that the medicine was unreasonably dangerous to your well-being. After this, you must show that dangerous pharmaceutical drugs were the cause of your dangerous drug injuries.
What to Do When Filing a Dangerous Medication Recall Lawsuit
If you have recently learned that you have taken a pharmaceutical product that has been recalled, you should do the following:
- Continue to monitor your medical condition regularly, even if you do not feel any symptoms or notice adverse reactions.
- If you feel any unexpected side effects, see a doctor immediately and begin documenting the issue with your medical records.
- Keep track of any damages or expenses related to your dangerous drug injuries.
A defective drug attorney can file your lawsuit if your complaint is submitted to the court within the applicable statute of limitations. Unfortunately, many people do not know how long they have to file a lawsuit.
Medicine Recall Frequently Asked Questions
Our law firm understands that many families have unanswered questions about dealing directly with the insurance company seeking financial compensation for defective medication. Our dangerous drug attorneys have answered some of those questions below.
For additional information, contact a dangerous drug lawyer at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form to schedule a free case evaluation.
Can You Sue Pharmaceutical Companies for Recall Medication?
Most likely, yes. After all, the medicine is not being recalled for no reason. So the chances are that there is a defect in the medication's design, manufacture, or marketing.
When that happens, and you or other people suffer injuries sustained by new drugs, you can file a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical manufacturer with attorneys of your choosing for compensation. Usually, it does not matter whether you took the drug for a day or years.
Injured victims can recover financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, emotional distress, and punitive damages in dangerous drug cases where the manufacturer's action was egregious.
Some law firms will initiate a class-action lawsuit against the drug manufacturer for many plaintiffs with severe harm sustained from taking unsafe drugs.
Is the FDA Responsible for Recalling Dangerous or Defective Drugs?
Doctors may be guilty of medical malpractice if their patients suffer an adverse reaction by combining old and new drugs or if an incorrect dosage is prescribed. Additionally, the pharmaceutical manufacturer might be at fault if they fail to perform proper testing before the medicine is approved, leading to an adverse reaction by drug combinations.
What Would Cause a Drug to Be Recalled?
The cause for recalls is that something is wrong with it (design flaws or warning labels) that threatens patient safety. Any inadequately tested medicine, improperly prescribed or poorly manufactured, could cause severe damage, including heart attacks, vision loss, birth defects, and wrongful death.
What Drugs Have Been Recalled By the FDA?
The FDA recalled many defective drugs over the years because of dangerous side effects, including Zantac and Fen-Phen, affecting millions of people.
Many dangerous drugs are recalled because of catastrophic adverse reactions that prove life-changing and difficult to cope with once the damage occurs.
What Happens When a Drug Is Recalled?
The prescribed defective drug or over-the-counter medication is pulled from the market through recalls.
The recall may be initiated by the drug manufacturer that discovers some dangers after reports of harm or testing on people. Alternatively, the product may be recalled by the Food and Drug Administration.
Which Class of Drug Companies Recall Is the Most Serious?
There are three different classes of recalls, depending on the seriousness of the issues with the drug. The most dangerous drug recalls are Class I.
Dangerous drugs can cause serious injuries or even death, even the least serious class, a Class III drug recall.
Obtain a Case Review from our Dangerous Drug Lawyers
Were you injured by dangerous drugs? You or a beloved family member can file personal injury and wrongful death claims against drug company. Get legal help from an experienced drug injury lawyer.
Contact a defective medication lawyer at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form. Let's discuss legal options and possible compensation with our team of dangerous drug attorneys.
Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the complexities of mass tort cases, class action lawsuits, and the pharmaceutical industry. Our firm has helped many injured victims recover compensation for injuries related to a prescribed drug.
We accept every dangerous drug claim through a contingency fee agreement, and are only paid after obtaining financial recovery through the legal process.
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