Lancaster PA Defective Drug Lawyer
Each year hundreds of new drugs enter the marketplace. Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications are meant to enhance health and bring relief from ailments. But sometimes a drug that is intended to help instead causes injury. This occurs as a result of false and misleading claims by pharmaceutical companies. Prescription drugs are medications that are regulated by the FDA, but new regulations have shortened the testing periods from years ago, if the new drug will benefit the public interest. These testing periods may not be long enough to consider risks of long-term side effects or the drugs interactions with other medications. Drug manufacturers, pharmacists and doctors have a responsibility to ensure that these drugs do not cause harm. Some drugs have dangerous side effects. These side effects can go unreported and most likely do not reach the FDA before the drug is out on the marketplace.
Prescription drug manufacturers can be held strictly liable for selling products in a defective or unreasonably dangerous condition, even if they have exercised care in the preparation and sale of their product. These drugs may be dangerous or defective in many ways. The following are some of the most common ways:
- Manufacturer failed to warn consumers of potential injury risks associated with the product.
- The product may have been improperly designed, an incorrect mix of chemicals and their doses.
- The drug may have been improperly manufactured, departing from its intended design even though it was properly marketed.
Our Pennsylvania attorneys have been handling personal injury cases, such as those arising from prescription drug injuries for decades. If you believe you are suffering from a health problem resulting from an unsafe prescription drug, contact us for a free consultation with a Pennsylvania defective product lawyer. We can help you explore your new health concerns and how they are related to your prescription medication.
Some dangerous drugs include:
- Ranitidine (Zantac)
- Risperdal (Risperidone)
Side Effects of Defective or Dangerous Drugs
Dangerous or defective drugs can lead to harmful side effects. Side effects vary depending on the drug. Some common side effects include:
- Birth defects
- Blood clots
- Suicidal behavior
- Heart attacks
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Heart failure
- Bladder cancer
Sadly, some side effects can be life-threatening and lead to disability or even death. Pharmaceutical companies and drug manufacturers have an obligation to warn the public about a drug’s potential side effects. If the drug company fails to adequately warn the public about a known side effect, it may be held liable for injuries caused by the drug.
Defective Drug Lawyers in Lancaster, PA
If you were harmed by a defective drug, you deserve compensation. Haggerty & Silverman’s team of dangerous drug attorneys will fight to get you compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a loved one died because of a defective drug, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Cases involving pharmaceutical companies are complex. Our attorneys will guide you through the legal process and be on your side every step of the way. Schedule a free consultation. Or, call us at 717-397-3200 to discuss your case. We have offices in Lancaster, PA where you can meet with our legal team.