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Drug manufacturers produce and promote hundreds of new medicines each year. Sometimes these drugs, which are meant to help people get better, cause adverse side effects that outweigh their benefits. Even though these products are tested, regulated, and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), many drugs have harmful side effects.
When pharmaceutical companies put a new drug on the market, they have a responsibility to you, as the consumer, to make sure that what they are selling is safe. If unforeseen problems develop while the drug is available to consumers, these same companies are responsible for alerting doctors and consumers to the problem. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous companies continue to market the drugs even after serious health hazards and side effects to you (and even death) have been reported. Sometimes drug companies don’t recall certain drugs because they have a lot invested in the drugs and even more money to make from them. However, pharmaceutical companies have a legal obligation to you for any injuries you suffer from their dangerous or defective products.
What Causes Drugs to Become Dangerous?
Defective or dangerous drugs can result from:
- Design flaws
- Errors in the production process
- Serious side effects that are not publicized
Examples of recent defective drug claims include:
- Onglyza & Heart Failure
- Talcum/Baby powder
- Testosterone products
Time is of the essence when pursuing a claim regarding dangerous drugs and their effect(s) on you. An experienced pharmaceutical injury attorney can advise you on the best course of action.
If you believe you have a pharmaceutical injury claim, contact the Florida class action lawyers at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter online or by calling (855) 880-4741. We will evaluate your claim for free, as well as represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means our attorneys’ fees aren’t paid unless a settlement is reached.