Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe. Unfortunately, many products on the market result in harmful side effects, which have led to a rise in drug injury claims with drug injury lawyers.
When Dangerous Drugs Affect Consumers
Even when drugs are tested, regulated and approved by the FDA, things can still go awry. When the drug manufacturers become aware that one of their products has the potential to cause consumers harm, it’s their responsibility to inform doctors and the public of the issue.
Drug companies are sometimes hesitant to recall products because their financial bottom line can be a higher priority for them than the public’s well-being. Even when they know a certain drug can be a serious hazard, they may continue to manufacture and sell it, jeopardizing consumers’ health.
Dangerous drugs can be in circulation because there were:
- flaws in the drug’s chemical engineering;
- production and manufacturing mistakes; or
- concealed or understated side effects.
Numerous pharmaceuticals commonly lead to drug injury claims, such as:
- Darvon and Darvocet;
- Ortho Evra
- Viagra, Levitra and Cialis;
- Zoloft, Lexapro and Celexa; and
Drug injury lawyers will be able to investigate your case, determine if you can hold the drug company responsible for your injuries and help you seek compensation for your medical bills, as well as your pain and suffering.
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