Have You Taken Any of These Dangerous Drugs?
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Have You Suffered Serious Side Effects After Taking a Bad Drug?
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a bad drug, you may be able to recover for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. We work with very experienced dangerous drug lawyers across the country who are investigating these cases. They may be able to file a bad drug lawsuit on your behalf. There are no legal fees until you get a settlement or award. Contact us 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for your free (no obligation) case evaluation.
How Do Dangerous Drugs Enter The Market?
You may wonder why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows dangerous drugs to enter the market. Isn’t it their job to keep dangerous drugs off the market? Though the answer is yes, it is not a simple process.
During the trial period prior to when a drug is introduced to the market, the sample of individuals testing the drug is not representative of the population as a whole, so serious side effects may go unnoticed by the manufacturer. Generally, these side effects appear after the drug enters the market in which case a large portion of individuals have already consumed. Whether these adverse symptoms are reported to drug companies by the consumer themselves or by a medical professional, the drug company is typically required to take action and update the warning label. However, issues arise if a drug company is aware of an inaccurate label yet neglects to take action and inform consumers.
Additionally, these companies may convince doctors to prescribe a drug that is approved to treat one disease in order to treat an alternate disease. This would be classified as an “off label use” and is one of the many tactics utilized by large drug companies in order to gain a profit while disregarding the safety of the public.
What is the FDA’s Role in Monitoring Drug Safety?
The FDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA regulates food, dietary supplements, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. With regards to drugs, the FDA can either approve or reject drugs that drug manufacturers want to put on the market. The FDA is also responsible for monitoring drug safety once a drug does get put on the market. This process includes taking, reviewing, and recording reports of dangerous side effects in connection with drugs.
Reports of side effects are then posted on the FDA’s website to inform the public. If a high number of reports are received, the FDA may order that the manufacturer provide an additional warning or conduct additional studies to determine whether or not the drug is safe. The FDA may also issue safety communications to the public via the FDA website. However, even with this monitoring process, many people can still be injured by dangerous drugs.
Why Contact Us?
A dangerous drug lawyer can assist in determining if you may receive compensation due to a bad drug. If a drug has caused you injury, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer. In most instances, a person injured from a defective or dangerous drug will be able to collect for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. If a loved one has died as a result of a dangerous drug, then the survivors may have a wrongful death claim and could be entitled to compensation for the loss of their loved one.
Our lawyers have been expanding their knowledge in the dangerous drug field for the past 20 years by attending seminars around the country. This process has put them in touch with the most experienced bad drug lawyers to refer our clients to. We can evaluate the facts of your case and refer you to an experienced dangerous drug lawyer to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact an Experienced Dangerous Drug Lawyer
We are committed to finding you the best and most experienced lawyer for your case. You are not required to pay any fees until you obtain a settlement or award for your injuries. Call us 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for your free (no obligation) case evaluation.