Defective drugs include both over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs. Defective drugs and medications have been known to cause physical, psychological or emotional injuries to consumers. Sometimes the drug is defectively designed. In other cases, consumers are injured due to an insufficient warning or label.
Pharmaceutical litigation is often necessary to get compensation for your injuries. Big pharmaceutical companies rarely accept responsibility for a defectively designed or dangerous drug. Instead, businesses hide behind a team of high priced defense lawyers. If you are injured by a defective drug, you will need a Philadelphia defective drug lawyer that fights equally as hard. Sometimes it can take years for pharmaceutical litigation to resolve or reach a trial. The personal injury lawyer you choose will be a key factor in whether your lawsuit is successful.
The following drugs are being investigated or may have active litigation for allegedly causing injury to consumers:
If you were injured by a defective pharmaceutical drug the Wieand Law Firm will work passionately to get justice for you. We are proud to stand up for the rights of clients that have been injured by defective prescription medication, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements. Call us for a free case consultation at (215) 666-7777.
Under an area of law known as product liability, manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers are responsible for marketing and selling drugs which are safe for their intended use. A pharmaceutical drug may be defective because of manufacturing defects, design flaws, and inadequate labels or warnings
A drug manufacturer has a responsibility to conduct appropriate tests before submitting a drug for approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, a drug’s label must adequately describe potential side effects and provide proper warnings. The FDA has enacted these rules and other strict regulations to protect consumers by supplying consumers with necessary information concerning risks of taking the drug. However, FDA approval does not guarantee a drug is safe. Additionally, sometimes drug companies fail to follow FDA rules or conceal known risks resulting in defective drugs entering the market.
After a drug reaches the market, doctors and pharmacists have a duty to ensure that the drugs are prescribed in a safe and proper fashion. Physicians should only prescribe medications which are appropriate and safe to treat your injury or illness. When the prescription reaches a pharmacist, he/she has a duty to prescribe an accurate dosage of the correct medication. When doctors and pharmacists breach their duty of care it can cause potentially dangerous or deadly side effects.
The Wieand Law Firm understands how devastating side effects of a defective drug can harm you and impact the lives of your family. If you suspect that a defective pharmaceutical drug has caused injury to you or your family we can help. For a free and friendly no obligation consultation call an experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm today at (215) 666-7777.
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