Defective Drugs Lawyers
Every day, faulty and dangerous drugs lead to injuries and deaths. While the drugs are tested and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it does not necessarily mean that they are safe. In fact, pharmaceutical products are often recalled because of the dangers they pose to consumers.
The pharmaceutical drug industry earns billions of dollars in profits each year. If consumers are injured by over-the-counter or prescription drugs that were negligently designed, inadequately tested, or improperly manufactured, or if the manufacturers failed to properly warn consumers of the risks, then the drug companies should be held accountable and liable for their conduct.
If you or a loved one has suffered medical complications, serious side effects or wrongful death from a defective drug, you may have a claim against the drug company for compensation. Contact us today by calling (561) 798-2907 to schedule a confidential, in-person meeting to discuss the claims and your legal options.
What are Some Common Types of Defective Drug Claims?
The most common types of drug claims involve the following:
- A product that has been defectively designed;
- A product that has been defectively manufactured;
- A product that has been inadequately tested ; and/or
- A product that fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions on its label.
In such cases, individuals who have suffered serious side effects may be able to sue the pharmaceutical company, sales representatives, laboratories, prescribing physicians, pharmacists and/or a hospital or other medical facility.
What are Some Common Types of Pharmaceutical Drug Injuries?
There are many types of drug-induced injuries. Adverse drug effects can include any of the following:
- Toxic effects- where the drug causes an undesired pharmacologic effect on the body;
- Allergic effects- where the drug has an unpredictably severe or harmful effect on hypersensitive individuals;
- Dependence- where users of the drug develop a psychological or physiologic need for the drug;
- Indirect injury- where the drug interferes with mental or physical functions, resulting in collateral injuries;
- Interactions- where ingesting the drug in the context of other drugs or foods causes injury;
- Inefficacy- where the drug fails to perform its intended function;
- Socially adverse effects, where a drug is overused by a population of patients, resulting in the rise and spread of resistant microorganisms.
How are Drug Injury Cases Evaluated?
Pharmaceutical product liability cases are complex and require a highly qualified team of experts. Pharmaceutical product liability experts are often knowledgeable with the various stages involved with the drug development process, including clinical trials, clinical research, laboratory research and development, laboratory testing, quality control, product design, and marketing aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing. Retention and development of well-qualified, credible Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical, and regulatory experts is essential to a successful claim.
What are Some of the Drug Injury Cases Being Investigated?
At Barbuto & Johansson, P.A., our legal team is presently focusing on drug injury and wrongful death cases involving the following drugs, amongst others:
Consult with a Pharmaceutical Injury Attorney
There are many more unsafe drugs than the few listed above. Talk to a knowledgeable, experienced drug injury attorney to discuss your specific injury or illness relating to a defective drug. Contact us today by calling (561) 444-7980 to schedule a confidential, in-person meeting.
Drug Injury Attorneys serving Wellington, Loxahatchee, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Green Acres, The Acreage, Westlake, West Palm Beach & throughout Florida, California and New Jersey states.