There is no question that pharmaceuticals help millions of people address their health issues, such allowing them to diminish pain and discomfort, fight depression, plan their families and even live longer than any preceding generation. These are just a few of the benefits that have been brought about by the pharmaceutical industry. However, if you’ve ever listened to the T.V. commercials introducing new pharmaceuticals, you are probably aware that most medications can have adverse side effects. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the pharmaceutical industry and issues numerous warnings and recalls regarding the safety of drugs every year. Yet despite the FDA’s best efforts to protect the public, dangerous drugs are still making their way to the marketplace every year and can result in serious injury or death when used.
Just in the last couple of years, you may have heard news reports sighting the possibility of negative side-effects of well-known and widely used drugs such as Crestor, Reglan, Avandia, Chantix, and YAZ. When a drug causes dangerous side effects, including illness and death, the pharmaceutical company who manufactured it may be liable for damages to the consumer. In addition, under certain circumstances, the medical professionals who prescribed the drug may be liable.
The sale and marketing of dangerous drugs can happen for a number of reasons. For example, the consumer may not be warned of potential serious side effects, the manufacturing process may be flawed, or the product itself may be defective. In all these instances, the manufacturer is liable and can be sued for damages even if they were unaware of the danger. It does not matter how carefully the product was produced or labeled.
Our comprehensive library of drug information serves as a resource to patients across the country who may have suffered as the result of dangerous drug side effects. Contact one of our Cedar Rapids Defective Drug attorneys today via our FREE Online Case Evaluation Form on the right or call us Toll Free at: 866-843-7367. The initial consultation is free of charge. And, if we decide to represent you, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get paid for our services if we recover money for you. Please don’t delay, as there may be a statue of limitations regarding your grievance, which simply means that the law may restrict the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit regarding this matter.