Recently, a number of prescription and over-the-counter drugs have come under increased scrutiny. Though some dangerous drugs have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or voluntarily recalled by their manufacturers, many others are still available. At the Locks Law Firm, with offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, our pharmaceutical litigation and defective drug lawyers are committed to serving personal injury victims and are well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers. We have successfully handled claims involving many potentially harmful and dangerous pharmaceuticals.
Patients taking pharmaceutical medications expect to see improvement in their health, not deterioration. If a personal injury or wrongful death occurs, the victim (or the victim's family) has the right to pursue compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, physical and emotional trauma, and other losses. Our defective drug attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients from throughout the tri-state area and the rest of the country. Contact our Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York offices to speak with our defective drug lawyers.
When a drug causes serious health problems, the FDA or the manufacturer may take the drug off the market. However, many drugs that have questionable safety profiles continue to be marketed and distributed. These drugs may cause numerous serious side effects, with potentially life-long consequences.
Consumers trust drug manufacturers and healthcare providers to offer safe, effective medications. If a manufacturer acts negligently, its actions can result in serious medical complications for the consumers of their drugs. Those unfortunate victims however, may have a remedy by bringing a product liability claim against the drug manufacturer.
Drug manufacturers are required to comprehensively test each product before seeking approval from the FDA. Additionally, each drug's label must disclose full information about the product's potential side effects. The failure to warn of the risk of serious side effects such as heart attacks and strokes is frequently the basis of pharmaceutical litigation.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical, contact our Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York defective drug lawyers. Schedule a free, confidential case consultation and evaluation with the Locks Law Firm today.
A drug recall is the process by which a pharmaceutical is either temporarily or permanently taken off the market. Drugs may be recalled in several different ways:
A pharmaceutical company may choose to voluntarily recall a product to investigate new evidence that a drug is dangerous or ineffective.
One of the functions of the FDA is to investigate new information regarding the safety and efficacy of drugs. If the FDA has evidence that an approved drug may be harmful, it may decide to issue a public warning and request that the warning be added to the product's label. In the rare event that a company then refuses to issue a recall, the FDA has the authority to use legal channels to prevent its sale.
The FDA often takes note of claims filed by injured persons against pharmaceutical companies. Contact the Locks Law Firm's Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York offices. Our defective drug lawyers will explain your legal options. Your claim may also lead to an FDA investigation and drug recall, thereby preventing future injuries from occurring.
The potential health benefits of the pharmaceutical outweigh its potential risks.
Medical professionals and patients are given full information about the pharmaceutical's potential side effects and the risks associated with the product.
If you have been seriously injured by a dangerous or defective drug, you may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party responsible for failing to provide adequate warning of the dangers associated with use of the drug or for failure of quality control when a drug is improperly manufactured. If you are the victim of a dangerous drug's side effects, you may also be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the Locks Law Firm for a free consultation with our Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey defective drug lawyers.
Thousands of people are seriously injured by dangerous and defective drugs annually. If you think you or a loved on has been injured by defective or dangerous pharmaceuticals, contact the Locks Law Firm today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. Representing victims across the country, Defective Drug and Dangerous Pharmaceutical lawyers in our Firm’s Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York offices can help you obtain compensation, including past and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.Do I have a case? Free Case Evaluation
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