Orlando Pharmaceutical Liability Lawyer

A new medication is being rushed into the marketplace by the pharmaceutical industry every day, often without complete testing. As a result, many of those new drugs can cause severe injuries to patients.

When a person sustains a personal injury as a result of faulty pharmaceuticals, it’s essential to have a skilled personal injury attorney who will fight for their rights. The injured person and their family should receive compensation for their medical bills and damages.

Injuries Caused by Defective Drugs

Unfortunately, many injuries and adverse side effects can develop from taking defective drugs. In some cases, pharmaceutical companies don’t properly list all of the side effects, often causing lasting damage to patients.

There are also failures on a personal level in the medical industry. Doctors and pharmacists are involved in malpractice suits as often as pharmaceutical companies.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is required to make sure all medication is safe before it is sold to the public. Intermittently, the FDA fails to assess certain drugs adequately. The current pharmaceutical industry is flourishing, making gigantic profits by quickly creating a variety of drugs. Oftentimes, neither the FDA or the pharmaceutical industry understands what the long-term side effects may be.

Taking medication that hasn’t been properly tested accounts for a variety of injuries, including:

  • Depression that can potentially lead to suicide
  • Diabetes
  • Increases in blood pressure
  • Internal organ damage
  • Heart attacks
  • Stroke due to hemorrhages

In these cases, an individual must seek medical care right away. An attorney specializing in pharmaceutical injury lawsuits will be able to recover compensation for medical bills, damages, and pain and suffering.  If someone has been injured because of improperly tested pharmaceutical drugs in Orlando, Florida, enlisting an experienced pharmaceutical injury lawyer should be a top priority.

Liability for Pharmaceutical Injury Lawsuits

When a patient suffers personal injuries after taking defective drugs, they have to figure out who was the responsible party. Most cases involve:

  • The manufacturer of the drug: The manufacturer can be held responsible when the drug was inadequately tested and was proven to possess dangerous side effects.
  • The pharmacist: If the pharmacist provides a person with the wrong drug or dosage, they can be sued in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
  • The doctor: If a doctor prescribes a particular medication without accurately explaining all side effects, they can be held liable for damages.

Prescription Drug Recalls

Many pharmaceutical companies in their rush to make profits may sell and market a drug without performing adequate testing. Below is a list of drugs that have had recent recalls by the FDA.

  • Accolate
  • Accutane
  • ADHD Drugs
  • Aleve
  • Amiodarone
  • Baycol
  • Benzene
  • Bextra
  • Cardura
  • Celebrex
  • Cipro
  • Clozaril
  • Comfrey
  • Duract
  • Ephedra
  • Fen-Phen
  • Fentanyl
  • Fosamax
  • Gamimune
  • Ketek
  • Lamisil
  • Lotronex
  • Lymerix
  • Mobic
  • Neurontin
  • Ortho Evra
  • Oxycontin
  • PPA
  • Propulsid
  • Raplon
  • Rezulin
  • Serzone
  • Sporanox
  • Stadol
  • Synthroid
  • Thimerosal
  • Vioxx
  • Zyban
  • Zyprexa
  • Zelnorm

Medications as seemingly harmless as Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil (Ibuprofen) can have toxic effects. Over-the-counter products such as ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution and nutritional supplements have been subject to recalls because of the documented dangers they present to consumers.

Contact a Pharmaceutical Liability Lawyer

Anyone who has suffered a from a pharmaceutical injury and wishes to start a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit must do so quickly. Pharmaceutical injury cases have a specific statute of limitations, which means they must be initiated as soon as the individual recognizes that they have suffered injuries. Speaking with an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney is the best chance of recovering compensation for medical expenses and other damages.

If you or a member of your family has been harmed by a dangerous or defective drug, ranging from Accutane to Zelnorm, please contact one of our product liability attorneys. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation to victims of harmful drugs.

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