Greenville Attorney For Dangerous Drugs
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the gatekeeper for which drugs and medical devices become available for sale in the United States. However, just because a medical drug has gained FDA approval does not mean that it is safe. Pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for manufacturing defects, design defects, and most often for the failure to provide proper warning of known adverse side effects. Supporting scientific data establishing that the drug caused a certain type of injury is key to proving your case.
The vast majority of defective drug cases are handled in MultiDistrict Litigation (MDL). MDL’s consolidate common product liability cases into a single federal court for expedited resolution. The landscape of pharmaceutical litigation is constantly evolving and changing. If you think you or a loved one has been harmed by a pharmaceutical drug or device, contact the Davis Law Group today.
We are currently investigating claims arising out of the following drugs, medical devices and products:
- Compulsive gambling and shopping
- PPIs (Nexium®, Prilosec®, Prevacid®, Protonix®, Aciphex® and others) Kidney problems and acute interstitial nephritis
- Permanent hair loss
- Ketoacidosis or foot and leg amputation
- Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
- Talcum Powder Mesothelioma
How Do Dangerous Drugs Affect You?
Many people take dangerous drugs that look seemingly safe at first glance without being aware about their underlying risks. Dangerous drugs can be harmful when they interact with other stuff you may take, bringing in certain reactions that are bad for your health. In fact, the FDA has listed various ways how these interactions may happen, like:
- Drug to drug interactions. Dangerous drugs interacting with another prescription drug you are taking can bring new side effects. For example, a kind of sedative and allergy medication taken together can make you drowsy and slow down your reflexes that could be dangerous especially when you are driving.
- Drug to food or drink interactions. Dangerous drugs mixed with certain foods or beverages could have certain reactions like diminished energy or weariness when mixing with alcohol among other reactions.
- Drug to condition interactions. If you are taking medication for some other medical conditions, those drugs could interact in potentially harmful and sometimes, fatal ways.
Claims For Product Liability
In South Carolina, if you have been injured by a prescription drug, you have the right to file a product liability claim. What is product liability, you may ask? Product liability puts the manufacturer, distributor, and seller to be held responsible for a dangerous product. And part of that responsibility is to make sure that consumers are clearly able to tell if the product is safe or unsafe for them through some form of warning or labeling as well as eliminating those risks and producing the product free of defects.
Unfortunately, many drug manufacturing companies find it difficult to foresee every potential danger because of the fact that every individual condition may react differently to various medications. Therefore, dangerous drugs and bad medical equipment across the country have become the most popular cause to file for a liability claim for many people. Here are a few categories a product liability can fall under:
- Design defects
A product liability claim can be filed when the design of the product is predictably dangerous. In this case, manufacturers avoid future product liability claims by changing the form or design to make the product safer and have a lesser chance to cause harm to the consumer.
- Marketing defects
Failure to provide instructions to the consumer on how to properly use the product, or to supply sufficient warnings or clear informative labeling about the risks of using the product.
- Manufacturing defects
These are mistakes that happen during the making and production of the product. This kind of fault can be out of the manufacturer’s knowledge especially if accidents occur, say, a wrong ingredient is accidentally mixed during the manufacturing process.
If a product has any of the above mentioned defects, and whether or not it is within the manufacturer’s knowledge, consumers have rights to file lawsuits against the manufacturer for product liability should injuries result from the use of the dangerous product.
South Carolina Lawyer For Dangerous Drugs
Most of us at some point in our lives must take prescription medication. We put our trust in doctors to prescribe us the right medication, to pharmacists so they properly dispense the right prescribed medication as well as to manufacturers to safely produce these drugs with sufficient testing and ensure that it is safe to use before it reaches the consumer. We also expect that when a product is approved by the FDA, it is safe to use. However, this may not always be the case, unfortunately.
It is not right that you should be the one paying the consequences for someone else’s mistake or unethical behavior. The effects can be detrimental to anyone and sometimes even fatal. A lawyer for dangerous drugs at Davis Law Group can provide aggressive representation and fight for your legal rights. We care for innocent consumers and we will fight on behalf of our South Carolina clients that are suffering because of the effects of dangerous drugs. Consult with us today free of any obligations.