Drug Law Suits

Have you been injured by defective drugs or medical devices? A personal injury attorney can help you to stand up and get the compensation you deserve through a drug lawsuit.

Prescription medications, herbal supplements, and over-the-counter medications can make a huge difference in making you feel better, curing illness, easing pain, and fighting horrible diseases, and as a patient trusting the prescription drug you are given is safe and will not cause you further problems.

However, that is not always the case as some drug companies put profits above patient safety. They are producing and selling, unsafe, untested, dangerous, and defective drugs that can lead to strokes, organ failure, heart attacks, and in some instances death.

ONGOING DRUG LAWSUITS:

  • SSRI medications : Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors : are a class of drugs that are most often used to treat anxiety disorders, depression, and some personality disorders. They have also been linked to causing birth defects.

  • Pradaxa :  A blood thinner, has caused death in hundreds of patients due to uncontrollable internal bleeding and no antidote to stop it.

  • Transvaginal mesh : A surgical mesh that is inserted through the vagina and implanted during pelvic surgery. It is used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The mesh can cause urinary problems, perforation of the vaginal walls, recurrence of incontinence and/or prolapse, pain, as well as the possibility of injury to nearby organs and blood vessels, which include the bowel and bladder.

  • Actos : A type 2 diabetes medication with some serious side effects such as heart failure, bladder cancer, blindness, and bone fractures.

  • Yasmin/Yaz : Both are birth control pills linked to deep vein thrombosis (DVT) also known as blood clots, heart attacks, stroke, gallbladder disease, pulmonary embolism (PE), and liver damage causing death.

Personal injury attorneys take on these drug companies with a class action suit to help their clients fight back when a defective drug has caused them serious personal injury.

Even though the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) job is to police the safety of prescription and over-the-counter medications, issuing warnings, alerts, and even full recalls when existing drugs are proven to have serious side effects, often by that time the damage has been done and hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have been injured or died by the drug(s) in question.

Drug companies need to be held responsible through class action drug lawsuits when:

  • They did not adequately test the drug before putting it on the market

  • Failed to disclose known side effects to doctors and pharmacists so that patients could be fully informed of the risks of that particular drug, thus opting out of its use

  • Knowing the drug had serious side effects yet put it on the market anyway

  • Knowingly manufactured the drug in an unsafe, unsterile, and unapproved manner

If you have become seriously ill or injured by a drug that you have taken, contact a personal injury attorney who will help to get you compensation you are rightfully owed through a drug lawsuit.