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Pharmaceutical Drug Lawsuits

Pharmaceutical Drugs Can Have Serious Side Effects

The United States has the largest pharmaceutical market in the world. With $339,694 million in market cap value, this means that millions of Americans use or depend on certain pharmaceutical drugs to maintain their health. Unfortunately, every year thousands of Americans are severely injured or killed by dangerous and defective pharmaceutical drug products. These drugs may cause serious side effects ranging from diabetes to cardiac arrest to birth defects. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that pharmaceutical drugs kill more than 40,000 people every year.

How does this happen? The medical industry in the United States is highly regulated. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) must approve pharmaceuticals before they are put on the market for consumer access. Despite these safety measures and precautions in place for consumer protection, medications can still cause injury. The CDC reports that over 50% of drugs in the American marketplace have potentially dangerous and damaging side effects.

 

What can cause a Pharmaceutical Drug Lawsuit?

 

Poor instructions on medication labels

“Failure to warn” in a product liability case means a manufacturer did not properly instruct the end user on how to use their product correctly. By federal law, a manufacturer must warn and advise customers about how to use their products if a potential danger could occur from improper use.

 

Defects in Design

This occurs when the drug was made correctly, but there were dangerous side effects (or too many side effects) that took away from the main benefit of the drug. This could include nausea, dizziness, vertigo or vomiting.

 

Manufacturing Defects

Defects within the manufacturing process can be due to contamination,  which can come from toxic matters entering into medication formulas/compounds and caused the end user severe side effects.

 

Injured from Dangerous Pharmaceutical Medications? Take Action!

Many pharmaceutical drugs work as intended. However, occasionally, a pill emerges that has improper labeling, was contaminated during manufacturing, or its benefits did not outweigh the side effects that were not properly disclosed to public.

Our team of personal injury lawyers at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. represents victims of side effects caused by the use of defective pharmaceutical drugs. We are experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated to the interests of our clients, with more than 170 years of collective experience. Put our personal injury law firm’s experience, dedication, and fierce representation to work for you.

 

Examples of  Types of Defective Drug Cases

At Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P., our defective pharmaceutical drug lawyers have experience in a range of defective drug cases, including those involving:

  • Elmiron
  • Valsartan
  • Tenofovir (Viread, Truvada, Atripla, Stribild, Complera)
 

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective pharmaceutical drug, get in touch with one of our lawyers today. We serve clients from all over the country.

Do You Have a Potential Case or Question?

At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our personal injury and mass tort lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims throughout the United States. If you were seriously injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of a company or another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to speak with one of our specialists to review your case information.