Drug Recall & Drug Injury Lawyers & Medical Device Lawyers
Drug Injury Lawsuits & Dangerous Drug Lawyer
As a nation, we rely upon pills to "fix" whatever it is that ails us--from heartburn to allergies, high blood pressure to arthritis, and insomnia to restless leg syndrome. The drug companies invest billions of dollars into research each year, developing and marketing drugs for consumer use. In 2010, the pharmaceutical industry invested some $12.6 billion in new drug development. Sometimes, however, the "push" by the manufacturer to get a drug onto the market causes health problems years later. Most the time, the repercussions are worse that the underlying reason to take the drug in the first place. residents take prescription and over-the-counter drugs daily and suffer from a variety of unnecessary, drug-related side effects. A drug recall attorney can help you.
Products Lawyers sue Drug Companies When They Hurt You for Profits
Dangerous and defective drugs are rampant on the market, primarily due to the large pharmaceutical companies that release risky drugs in the hopes of turning a profit. Over the past two decades, these companies have put increasing pressure on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant approvals faster and to implement less stringent testing processes. Of course, there are official channels and federal regulations that these companies must comply with in order to release their drugs, but the FDA will still approve a drug as long as its dangerous side effects are relatively rare.
Dangerous Drugs in Kill People and Lawyers Fight for the Families
Unfortunately, sometimes when the FDA approves a drug it is later discovered that it causes many more medical problems and harmful side effects than initially projected. In fact, the FDA itself has admitted that not all serious adverse reactions to prescription drugs are documented when drugs it approves hit the market. Many effects do not manifest themselves until years later. Occasionally, pharmaceutical companies end up recalling drugs when the side effects and complications are too dangerous. Other times, however, the drugs are never recalled at all. The result is that injuries and ailments both in and across the country are commonplace and area dangerous drug injuries are often overlooked. If you are a victim of a dangerous drug, contact an drug attorney today for a consultation regarding your legal rights.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury and you believe that a dangerous drug is to blame, contact a drug recall attorney today.
Additionally, in when a family member dies from a defective drug, it may be possible for family members to recover damages. There is also a possibility of family members recovering damages when a drug leaves a parent, spouse, or child unable to work, perform household duties, or be physically intimate.
If you would like to report a problem regarding an FDA-regulated product directly to the FDA, please visit and follow the reporting procedure at this website. Also make sure to contact an experienced drug injury attorney regarding your legal rights.
What Drugs Have been Recalled by the FDA?
Serious side effects related to the use of dangerous prescription drugs include:
|Stroke||Stevens Johnson Syndrome||Kidney failure||Cardiovascular problems||Hallucinations|
|Psychological imbalances||Bone fractures||Sleepwalking, sleep-driving, and amnesia||Suicide||Multiple Sclerosis|
|Heart attack||Death||Tuberculosis||Birth defects||Pain|
The following is a list of dangerous drugs that may have harmed you or a loved one:
|Bextra||Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Products||Lotronex||Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) in many drugs||Trasylol|
|Cialis||Infants Tylenol||Reglan Drug Inquiry||Rezulin||Vioxx|
|Digitek Drug Recall||Ketek||Metoclopramide Side Effect||Serzone||Yaz and Yasmin|
|Fen Phen||Levitra||Ortho Evra||Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI)||Zelno|
|Fosamax||Asbestos||Fixodent (Zinc Poisoning)|
This list is by no means exclusive. If you or a family member has suffered a serious reaction or death due to a dangerous drug, you might be entitled to compensation from the company that markets and manufactures the drug. Contact a drug recall attorney or drug recall attorney today to help you protect your rights.
Who brings drug injury lawsuits and medical device cases?
Drug injury lawsuits and medical device cases are brought by persons when a dangerous drug causes them injury. Usually, the product is known to be potentially dangerous and is sold without a proper warning to the consumer. It does not matter if the drug is received via prescription or over-the-counter in a local drugstore such as Walgreen's, Rite-Aid, or CVS/Pharmacy.
Denture Related Claims
Denture wearers across the country and right here in are involved in Class Actions, also called Mass Tort lawsuits, against:
- Proctor & Gamble over their denture bonding cream;
- GlaxoSmithKline’s Poligrip®; and
- Super Poligrip Adhesive®
It is believed the use of Fixodent®, a popular denture “bonding” cream," causes the user to suffer zinc poisoning that results in chronic pain, neurological problems and other permanent injuries.
One of the local drug injury lawsuits alleges that Fixodent® denture adhesive cream, when used several times per day for several years to secure the dentures in place, causes dangerous levels of zinc contained in the product to exceed the safe limits for human exposure. It is further alleged that this causes the product user to suffer from zinc toxicity which further causes a decrease in the user's copper levels, All of this, it is alleged, results in the denture cream consumer with neurological damage and injury.
It is alleged in other dangerous drug lawsuits that the user can experience dizziness, lethargy, paralysis, numbness, loss of "feeling" sensation, tingling hands and feet, weak muscles and pain.
The well advertised and popular prescription drug Fosamax®, for example, made by Merck, has had over 25,000 lawsuits filed since 1995 whereby claimants assert that Fosamax® caused severe health complications including bone loss and jawbone deterioration.
What are the ways residents can bring lawsuits for Defective Drugs?
drug injury lawsuits may be brought in three different ways:
- Individually, in State or Federal court ;
- As a group, through Drug Injury Class Action lawsuits; or
- As a group, through Multi-District Litigation
Drug Class Actions
Class action cases are lawsuits where a large group of people all sue the same drug manufacturer or other defendant. Most of the patients involved are able to be much less engrossed in the trial process than is necessary during a typical personal injury claim, yet still reap a portion of any award at the conclusion of the trial. Many lawyers have handled large class actions lawsuits in the past and have the experience required to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Many states have special rules for products liability cases where many people have been hurt. Your local drug recall attorney will be able to inform you about class actions.
Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Drug Lawsuits
Often, drug manufacturers will try to consolidate many individual lawsuits that are filed in various areas of the country into one central region of the country. This request is made under 28 U.S.C. Section 1447. Examples of MDLs pertaining to drugs include:
|Bayer Aspirin||Vytorin & Zetia||Avandia||Fosamax|
|Epogen & Aranesp||Trasylol||Mirapex||Seroquel|
If an MDL has been formed pertaining to your particular drug, it is essential that you retain a lawyer that actively practices in federal court and is familiar with the very specialized practice in MDL. products liability attorneys are experienced in handling MDL cases and complex class actions lawsuits.
Who may be Liable for a Drug Injury?
The designer, manufacturer, and others involved in the chain of commerce, including the distribution of the products that caused the injury or illness, are potentially liable for injuries and illnesses caused by the defective drug. drug injury lawyers will identify and pursue claims against all potentially liable parties.
Some states allow "Market Share Liability" in drug cases. Market Share Liability allows a plaintiff to sue any manufacturer of a dangerous drug, whether that manufacturer actually supplied the medicine taken by the patient or not. The original purpose of this tool was getting justice for many women born with birth defects. The defects did not manifest themselves until the teenage years. At that time, it was nearly impossible to prove which manufacturer had supplied these women's mothers with the drugs. This tool is often used when handling cases involving older or generic drugs as it can be hard to establish the manufacturer of the pills actually consumed.
Contact a Defective Drug lawyer for an initial free consultation.
HELPFUL LINKS & OTHER INFORMATION:
FDA site for Drug Recall and Drug Safety Alerts
FDA site for Defective Medical Devices & Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
FDA Contact Information
Food and Drug Administration
How can a Drug Recall Attorney or Defective Medical Device Attorney help you?
An experienced lawyer can help you recover the money you deserve. State law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit under something known as a "Statute of Limitations". After the applicable time period has passed, you may be legally barred from exercising your rights. In some state, the statute of limitations begins on the date that the cause of action accrues, which is usually the time of injury. However, if the symptoms cannot be discovered until a later time, the limitations period might not begin to run until the symptoms are (or should be) discovered. If you or a loved one has experienced a severe adverse reaction to a prescription or over-the-counter drug, it is in your best interest to contact a attorney who will fight to get you the settlement you deserve.
The following dangerous or defective medical devices are also responsible for injuries or Wrongful Deaths:
|Guidant||Duragesic Patch||Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)||Charité|
|Medtronic||Inbone Total Ankle||Contaminated Heparin Syringes||Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant|
|Calaxo Screw||Curlin Painsmart Pump||Shoulder Pain Management Pump||Stryker CMF Custom Cranial Implant Kits|
|ObTape Sling||Pacemakers||Shelhigh Medical Device Seizure||DePuy ASR Hip Implants|
Successful defective drug litigation sends a clear message to the pharmaceutical industry about accountability and consumer safety. A qualified defective drug lawyer can uncover all of your legal rights and discuss your litigation options with you.