If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to taking over-the-counter or prescription medications, you should contact an experienced Jackson, Mississippi attorney right away. Your attorney can evaluate your claim to see if there are any ways to protect your legal rights during or after a recall.
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Before being released to the general public, over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs should undergo tests to guarantee efficacy and safety. Unfortunately, this testing is not always comprehensive and allows for distributing unsafe medications that can cause significant consumer damage.
Even with the FDA overseeing the approval process, defective drugs and medical devices continue to be released to the public and cause thousands of preventable injuries and fatalities each year. Examples of drugs with significantly dangerous side effects include Viagra, Prilosec, Nexium, and Valsartan. Unfortunately, many people take dangerous drugs without being told about the possible harmful effects. When this happens, victims have the right to pursue compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages due to using the defective product.
If you or a loved one has injuries from prescription drugs or any medication, you need to speak with a Jackson, Mississippi lawyer with experience in mass tort cases. Unsafe medications can have devastating consequences for unsuspecting patients, who often suffer adverse effects from drugs intended to help them recover from illness or injury.
How Will a Richard Schwartz & Associates Lawyer Help Me?
Large, wealthy pharmaceutical companies and drug manufacturers should be held liable when they create and distribute hazardous medications. The drug companies employ teams of attorneys to defend them in dangerous drugs lawsuits. These businesses are not afraid of litigating claims for years due to their financial resources. You need to level the playing field by hiring an experienced Jackson, MS, personal injury lawyer to fight for you. Our attorneys have experience with dangerous drugs cases and have the tools and background to:
- Collect evidence to build your case
- Thoroughly investigate your injuries (medical records, physician statements, etc.)
- Determine liability
- Accurately determine the full extent of your losses
- Negotiate a settlement on your behalf
The legal team at our Jackson, Mississippi, law firm strives to hold drug and medical equipment manufacturers accountable for not supplying adequate warnings or failing to disclose the potential risks of taking their dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. Especially when these companies know their products are potentially dangerous. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Product Liability and Unsafe Drugs
A product liability claim is a lawsuit filed against a company for injuries caused by its products. Manufacturers and distributors of goods may be liable in product liability cases if they sell defective items to customers. A product may be faulty in its manufacturing, design, or marketing. Inadequate labeling, warnings, or instructions for use are all examples of marketing flaws.
What Injuries Can Happen If You Take an Unsafe Drug?
The following are side effects of dangerous drugs on the market:
- Bleeding and hemorrhaging
- Blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Congenital disabilities
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Heart failure
- Physical abnormalities
- Pulmonary embolism
Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim Due to an Unsafe Medication?
It’s not unusual for patients to die due to hazardous medicines and faulty medical devices. When deadly drug injuries result in the death of a patient, surviving family members have the right to file a wrongful death claim. This lawsuit allows the surviving family members to get justice for their deceased loved one, hold responsible parties accountable, and seek compensation for future expenses.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer for a Dangerous Drug Case?
We work on a contingency fee basis which means that you pay nothing unless we win. So, you have nothing to lose by calling our Jackson office to discuss your case and receive answers to your questions.
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Contact Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. to assist you with your dangerous drugs case. Our Jackson, Mississippi, lawyers have over 40 years of experience fighting drug companies. In addition, we are advocates for those who suffer from unsafe medications.