When your doctor prescribes a medication, you put your trust in them and the creators of that medication to keep you safe and help treat your medical condition. Unfortunately, not all medications are safe and many can lead to permanent damage to your body. If you are taking the drug…
If you or someone you love were left with painful injuries, expensive medical bills, and other damages because of a harmful prescription drug or over-the-counter medication, you may be entitled to compensation. Many consumers are unaware of the vast array of side effects even the most seemingly benign medications can have. In fact, an estimated 128,000 Americans die from drugs prescribed to them each year, making it the fourth leading cause of death. If you take a medication to help with heartburn, for example, you could wind up medically worse off than you were before you took the drug. In these cases, an experienced dangerous drug lawyer can help you and your loved ones determine whether you can sue the manufacturer and other responsible parties for your suffering.
Before a medication is made available to the public, drug manufacturers are required to test and evaluate its safety for consumption. This process can take years, however, it’s not uncommon for pharmaceutical companies to find loopholes around this process or even ways to bypass it completely for the sake of making a profit. Drug manufacturers pressure the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve drugs quickly; and, the FDA gives “fast track” status to numerous drugs, greatly reducing the approval time – and often, the safety of the drug. By cutting corners, these gigantic companies put their own profits before patient safety, often causing injuries to large groups. Sometimes, the dangerous effects of a drug remain unknown until use is widespread. If this happens, the drug may be subject to a recall or the FDA may require additional warnings about the risks.
Taking legal action will not only help an injury victim recover the financial compensation they need to move forward, but you can also help hold big pharmaceutical companies responsible for their harmful actions. Drug companies can and should be held accountable for defective manufacturing, inadequate warnings and packaging for medications, and improper and illegal marketing tactics.
Common Injuries from Defective Drugs
While each medication can have a variety of effects on each individual consumer, some common injuries from defective drugs include:
- Birth Defects
- Blood Clots
- Bone Disease
- Bone Fractures
- Breast Cancer
- Heart Attacks
- Increased Blood Pressure
- Liver Damage
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Type 2 Diabetes
Lawyers for Those Injured by Dangerous Drugs
At the Dax F. Garza, P.C. our pharmaceutical lawsuit attorneys have years of collective experience recovering millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for dangerous drugs victims. We will handle all the complex legal issues that come with your defective pharmaceutical lawsuit. When you have an experienced attorney on your side, your chances of recovering compensation are better. We handle defective drug cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you. While we are located in Houston, Texas, we have handled cases against some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world in courts across the country. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about how our law firm can help.