Helping Hold Drug Manufacturers Accountable For Prescription Drug-Related Complications
Large pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers must submit new products to rigorous testing for approval by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In many cases, the tests can take years. However, FDA approval does not mean the company is no longer liable for damages if a drug or device causes an unforeseen injury or death.
Over the past several decades, dozens of FDA-approved products have been recalled due to dangerous and deadly side effects. Some of the most commonly used products include medications for weight loss, cholesterol medications and blood thinners.
The FDA list of pharmaceutical or medical products that have had special consumer warnings placed against them or face mandatory or voluntary recall includes:
- Actos — Linked to bladder cancer, although not yet recalled by the FDA
- Yaz and Yasmin — Popular birth control products that can cause serious blood clots
- Accutane — Acne medication linked to increase in suicides and birth defects
This is just a short list of the many medical and pharmaceutical products that have been recalled the previous few years. In addition to mandatory recalls and “black box” warnings forced by the FDA, many companies have voluntarily recalled entire product lines or specific manufacturing lots due to contamination or quality problems.
Defective Drug Litigation Is Complex
Drug companies will often claim they do not share liability for the injuries and damages caused by their products. Not only will they point to rigorous FDA approval but they will also claim that prescribing doctors should have been aware of the side effects and possible dangers to their patients.
Licensed pharmacists may also be blamed for misprescribing the drug. Sorting through the medical and legal details requires the legal, professional and financial resources to keep moving forward and preparing the strongest, clearest case possible to help you recover the monetary damages you are entitled to.
Drug Companies Have Teams Of Lawyers — You Need An Experienced Law Firm
If you believe you suffered medical injury or lost a loved one because of complications from a pharmaceutical product or medical device, turn to the law firm of The Gori Law Firm Our firm has earned a reputation for successful legal representation backed by the highest levels of compassionate client service.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
Start by scheduling a no-cost consultation and case evaluation with an experienced lawyer. Call us at 888-362-6890 or send an email with a brief description of your injuries due to side effects or complications of a prescription drug or medical device. We handle all dangerous drug litigation cases on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees if you don’t recover compensation in a settlement or jury verdict.