Most people have taken some kind of prescription medication in their life. Normally, we take this medication and the drug treats whatever issue we are having. However, some drug makers are more concerned with making a profit, instead of making safe effective medications. Poor manufacturing practices and loopholes can leave people in need of medication forced to take dangerous drugs. These drugs can leave the user with some serious injuries. If you have been harmed under certain circumstances, you might be entitled to compensation.
It’s important to keep in mind that simply suffering from a side effect does not necessarily mean a lawsuit is needed. But there are situations where a product liability suit would enable the consumer to receive compensation for the damages they have suffered. An example of this is when the harm the drug does, weights the good. Recently, Zantac has been in the news for the harm it might cause. It has been discovered that this drug might cause cancer. Something that obviously poses a massive risk to the user, who is simply using the drug to treat heartburn.
Another example is when there is some kind of contamination in the manufacturing process. Unsanitary conditions could cause infection or some other condition caused by fungal or bacterial contamination. We expect those making our medication to take the proper procedures to ensure the manufacturing process is as clean as possible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Another issue is if the drug was marketed improperly. An example of this is the opioid cases that have been in the news. These drug makers marketed their medication as safe painkillers, that posed little risk of addiction. As we know today, that is not true. These opioids were highly addictive and resulted in thousands of people being harmed as a result. Of course, these are not the only circumstances in which a suit can be filed. If you think you have been negatively affected by a dangerous drug or medical product, you should seek the help of an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to walk you through the steps of a lawsuit and help you determine if legal action would be appropriate for your case.
Have You Been Harmed From a Dangerous Drug?
If you have been injured from a harmful medical product? Dangerous drugs and medical devices harm thousands of people each year. If you have been injured due to a pharmaceutical or medical manufacturer’s negligence, you need an attorney to recover damages for the pain and suffering you have experienced. Villarreal and Begum know exactly how to fight these companies to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at our office or contact us online. We are available day and night to set up your free consultation.