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Federal and state laws in the US require each pharmaceutical product in the United States to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and inform consumers about the risks associated with the products they market before distribution. When side-effects are not included on labeling but manufacturers know, or should know about the likelihood of a problem, people maybe severely injured by prescription or over-the-counter drugs. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pharmaceutical drugs killed over 47,000 people in 2018 alone. Recent studies highlighted by the CDC estimate that more than 50% of all the drugs marketed to the American consumer have injurious effects, despite testing and FDA regulation. The personal injury attorneys at AJK Legal handle claims involving various drugs and medical devices. Drug manufacturers have the resources and motivation to prevent many lawsuits, often allowing important findings to be swept under the rug, and leaving even more people susceptible to injury or death. We fight on your behalf to keep to hold drug makers accountable for the products they market and distribute. Call to speak to our dangerous drug attorney today at (877) 448-8404 for your free, no obligation consultation, and to find out how we can help you.

Common Dangerous Drug Lawsuits

Pharmaceutical companies have paid billions of dollars for drugs that have caused consumers serious injury or result in death. Some of these drugs include the following:

● Abilify (Aripiprazole)
● Mirena
● Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)
● Risperdal
● Invokana
● Belviq (lorcaserin)
● Elmiron®
● Incretin Mimetics (Januvia®, Victoza®, Janumet® and Byetta®)
● Ocaliva®
● PDE5 Inhibitors (Viagra® and Cialis®)
● Proton Pump Inhibitors
● Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Associated Drugs
● Talcum Powder
● Taxotere®
● Testosterone Replacement Therapy
● Uloric® (febuxostat)
● Zantac® (ranitidine)
● Zinbryta® (daclizumab)
● Zofran®

Common Dangerous Drugs Injuries

Most often, consumers are injured by drugs and medical devices because the manufacturer does not include information necessary for you or your doctor to make informed decisions. Injuries can happen when drugs interact unexpectedly with other medications or medical conditions, or when undisclosed side-effects are more serious than the manufacturer believes when the drug goes to market. Any of these types of situations can lead to serious health problems or injury. Long-term or permanent injuries are not uncommon, and many claims involve accidental death.

Physical Pain: Many types of medications and medical devices can cause severe, debilitating pain. Excessive pain is not typically considered an acceptable side effect, so individuals experiencing unexpected, severe pain should immediately consult a doctor.

Changes to Mood, Attitude, or Mental State: Many medications warn of mental side effects. It is imperative that anyone taking medication for mood disorders or mental ailments who experience sudden, unexpected changes to mood, including violent outbursts, suicidal thoughts or actions, hallucinations, or confusion seek immediate attention from medical personnel.

Strokes and Heart Attacks: Numerous medications can cause stroke or heart attack episodes. Often, these side effects are known by manufacturers and are frequently included on the lists of side effects. Medications can react unexpectedly with other medications.

Sexual Side Effects: A wide range of medications can cause changes in sexual behavior. Some drugs can cause a lack of desire, while others can result in the inability to control sexual urges. Numerous drugs can cause long term maladies in a persons sex life, contributing to divorce.

Do you have a Dangerous Drug Claim?

Drug manufacturers often award settlements through class-action lawsuits involving numerous injured plaintiff’s or through multidistrict litigation where cases from different areas are combined into one case. Determining if you are eligible to receive benefits from a settlement will require that you meet specified criteria. Generally, you will have to have taken a dangerous medication during a period of time, and exhibit adverse effects or injuries. Individuals seeking compensation for injuries caused by dangerous drugs must prove that a drug was inherently dangerous, that the prescribing doctor, pharmacist, and manufacturer failed to warn of the hazard, and that the drug caused the injury to the individual.

Proving Your Claim - Most of the time, drugs that react dangerously with one individual will also do so with others. By finding other injured individuals with similar reactions, your personal injury attorney can help build your case. It can be nearly impossible to win a claim of defective drugs against a company when only one case of unexpected side effects exists. Even when your injury is substantially similar to injuries by others, proving that the drug manufacturer, doctor, or pharmacist failed to warn you about the risks can be a significant challenge. Many labelling requirements for medications include possible side effects that manufacturers have reason to believe may occur. In many situations, including information about possible side effects can prevent manufacturers from facing expensive personal injury litigation.

Failure to Warn - However, it is not enough for manufacturers to warn of a possible side effect through drug literature. Manufacturers must market drugs for the correct and intended purpose, and advise physicians about symptoms to be aware of that may indicate a more serious interaction. If your physician is unaware of the likelihood of a serious problem from a drug interaction, it is impossible for them to adequately warn their patients. One of the common ways cases involving dangerous drugs are settled is to prove that the manufacturer was aware of possible side effects and either did not disclose the information or downplayed the seriousness.

Off-Label Marketing - One of the more common claims involving dangerous drugs is when representatives of the pharmaceutical company sell their product for off-label use. This means that a drug which has undergone rigorous testing to be approved for use by the FDA is marketed as being useful for non-approved illnesses. For example, antipsychotic medications are often administered to treat symptoms of dementia, but most of these drugs are not approved for that use. Drugs administered off-label may land a company in hot water for failing to market the product for it’s approved use.

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How will hiring a dangerous drug attorney help?

If you or your loved one suffered a severe burn injury, our dangerous drug attorneys are ready to conduct a thorough investigation. We will determine what happened, why it happened, who should be held accountable, and what steps must be taken to get you justice and full compensation. We will help you navigate your way through the legal process, and fight to protect your rights and help recover the compensation your and your loved ones deserve.

How much is my case worth?

The lawsuit may seek compensation for past and future pain and suffering, fright and shock, scarring, and other types of non-economic claims. The suit may also seek compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Florida also allows punitive or exemplary damages against a manufacturer. These awards can be substantial and vary from case to case depending on the severity of the injuries and extent of the medical treatment .

Protect Your Legal Rights. Speak our Defective Drug Lawyer today.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from the use of a dangerous drug, contact a defective drug lawyer at AJK Legal to investigate your claim and advise on your legal options. Often, a dangerous drug lawsuit must be filed within a certain time frame from the date of the injury, known as a Statute of Limitations. To ensure you are not giving up your right to possible compensation or other benefits, please contact us immediately at (877) 448-8404.