If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous drug, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering. Our law firm is working with some of the most experienced dangerous drug lawyers in the country and there is no fee until you obtain a dangerous drug settlement or award. You should research and find the best dangerous drug attorney you can. Call us toll free 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or contact us online for a free consultation.
You may wonder why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows dangerous drugs to be on the market in the first place? Isn’t the job of the FDA to keep dangerous drugs from being on the market in the first place? The answer is yes but it is not that simple.
Often when a drug is tested by a drug manufacturer, the group of people taking the drug is not from a large sample of the population so serious side effects may not become apparent to the manufacturer. Also it is common that a drug can become approved for one disease and the drug company may decide to convince doctors to prescribe the drug off label. Also, sometimes a drug company may decide to not change its warning labels because they fear this will hurt the sale of the drug so they decide to ignore the adverse reaction reports that may come in. Unfortunately, drug companies are large and often very wealthy corporations that are sometimes more concerned about their profits than they are about the people who take their drugs.
At least half of all Americans are prescribed drugs and medications tend to increase with age. One in six Americans take three or more prescription medications. While prescriptions have benefits and risks, some of the serious risks may not be provided to you or the manufacturers sometimes market their drugs for uses that were not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
The FDA is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA regulates food, dietary supplements, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, biologics and blood products. In regards to drugs, the FDA can either approve or reject drugs that manufacturers market and must screen for dangerous side effects of drugs. The FDA is also responsible for monitoring drug safety. Over the last 10 years, there have been numerous lawsuits against drug manufacturers despite the FDA process. With the increase in the use of prescription drugs and the dangerous risks they could cause you, it is important you know your rights.
PLEASE SPEAK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE DISCONTINUING THE USE ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
An RI Dangerous Drug Lawyer who handles a lot of dangerous drug cases in RI can determine whether the drug you have taken has an inadequate warning on it and if this drug has caused you to sustain a serious injury, you may have a claim and/or a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the dangerous drug.
An experienced RI dangerous drug lawyer or law firm can also make sure you are compensated for your injuries. In most instances, a person injured from a defective or dangerous drug in RI will be able to collect for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering.
If a loved one has died as a result of a dangerous drug then the survivors may have a wrongful death claim and be able to be compensated for the loss of their loved one.
Contact the Law Offices of d'Oliveira & Associates
We here at d’Oliveira & Associates have personal injury attorneys and dedicated support staff ready to help who will be with you every step of the way. Listed above are just some of the dangerous drugs that may cause adverse side effects. If you have taken any of the drugs mentioned on our website and have any of the injuries associated with their use, please contact us in regards to a potential lawsuit.
Please contact the law offices of d'Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.