Fort Lauderdale Dangerous Pharmaceuticals Attorney
Helping injured individuals stand up to pharmaceutical companies
When you are prescribed medication or a medical device, you should be able to trust that it is safe for its intended use. After all, you likely trust the doctor who prescribed it and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)1 likely approved the product for use. Unfortunately, many very dangerous pharmaceuticals make it onto the shelves and cause serious injuries in patients, possibly leading to their death.
Anyone harmed by a dangerous drug needs the assistance of an attorney who knows how to face large pharmaceutical corporations. Ft. Lauderdale dangerous pharmaceuticals lawyer Joseph J. LoRusso stands up for the rights and best interests of individuals harmed by dangerous drugs and helps them recover for all of their losses.
Products liability in drug cases
Like any other type of manufacturer, large pharmaceutical companies have the legal duty to formulate and sell a product that is reasonably safe for use to avoid unnecessary injuries to consumers. When a manufacturer fails to do so, an injured victim may bring a products liability2 claim against the company based on the company’s negligence. There are three main ways a company can be negligent in selling products:
- Designing an inherently harmful or defective product
- Incorrectly manufacturing the product and therefore causing defects
- Failing to warn consumers of the risks of the product
The warning requirement is often involved in defective drug claims, as many pharmaceutical companies fail to disclose possible serious side effects of a top-selling product for fear of losing profits.
Many dangerous drugs are on the market
While lawsuits consistently arise regarding dangerous drugs and their respective harmful side effects, the following are some examples of products at the center of pharmaceutical injury litigation in the United States:
|· Accutane· Byetta· Depuy hip replacement
· Mirena IUD
· Transvaginal mesh
|· Actos· Depakote· Fosamax
· NECC steroid injections
· Stryker modular-neck hip stems
· Testosterone replacement therapy products (various brands)
· Yaz or Yasmin
The side effects of the above products can include Crohn’s disease or colitis (Accutane), pancreatic cancer (Byetta), blood clots (Yaz/Yasmin), internal bleeding (Pradaxa), and much more. As you can see, these are not your average side effects, but are instead often life-threatening conditions that can develop in patients who do not even realize they are at risk.
Contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale dangerous pharmaceuticals lawyer for a free consultation today
Pharmaceutical companies should never put profit ahead of the safety of consumers. They have a legal duty to provide a safe product and to fully warn of any risks and, at the Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso, P.A., we believe that companies should be held strictly to that standard. Victims who took dangerous pharmaceuticals often suffering serious, often life-threatening side effects and medical conditions and deserve to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible from the corporate giants who manufactured the drugs. These cases can be complicated, however, as the companies have extensive resources to fight liability.
South Florida attorney Joseph J. LoRusso has extensive experience assisting clients file successful dangerous pharmaceutical claims in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas. Please feel free to fill out our online contact form or call (954) 715-3260 to schedule a free consultation today.