When you take a prescription medication, you should be able to trust that the medication is safe for use. Pharmaceuticals must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research before they can be sold in the United States. If approved, it means the FDA has found the benefits of the drug outweigh the health risks, and that the drug is effective and safe for public use.
On many occasions, however, a pharmaceutical is approved for sale only to have serious health risks and side effects come to light at a later date, leading to FDA safety alerts and possibly a product recall. Often, thousands or even millions of Americans have already taken the drug and experienced complications by the time the FDA alerts
There are many prescription drugs currently on the market that have adverse side effects. Some of these drugs have particularly serious side effects and may cause such serious medical conditions that users have sought compensation from manufacturers for their injuries by filing a products liability claim. Some examples of medications that are the subject of litigation include the following:
- Testosterone Therapy products (Low T)
- Yaz and Yazmin
- Januvia and Byetta
The side effects of these medications can include such life-threatening conditions as diabetes, stroke, heart attack, and even certain types of cancer. Patients who believed they were taking medication to regulate one health condition often find themselves facing other, more serious complications. The negligent manufacturers of dangerous drugs should be held liable for injuries to patients and should compensate victims for all of their losses.
Contact a Clearwater Pharmaceutical Attorney for a free consultation
Though taking on large pharmaceutical companies may seem daunting, the highly experienced lawyers at the Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, in Clearwater, Florida know how to adeptly handle these complex cases. We have the resources to stand up for your rights against these large companies and will work to make sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries. We offer completely free consultations and never receive payment unless you win your case. Do not hesitate to call our office today at (727) 451-6900 or use our contact form online.