Defective Drug Lawyers in Chino Hills Recovering Compensation for Victims of Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products
We live in a time where pharmaceutical drugs are being mass-produced, and as a result, more people rely on prescription medication as well as over-the-counter drugs. Before a new drug can be sold, it must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In the past, the process of having a new product approved was very lengthy and time-consuming. However, now the time for approval is approximately half of what it was just a decade ago.
The pharmaceutical business is a billion-dollar-a-year industry and shows no signs of slowing down. Because this is such a lucrative business, pharmaceutical corporations have been able to push more legislation that allows their products to be marketed after a short testing period has taken place.
Consequently, many of the patients or consumers who use products that have not been adequately tested suffer from dangerous side effects, which may cause long-term health problems or even wrongful death.
If you have been seriously injured or you have lost a loved one from the side effects of a defective drug, you need an attorney who will fight to recover compensation for your injuries and pain, and suffering. We are committed to seeking justice for you.
Contact the Paris Law Firm today by calling (909) 325-6185to explore your options.
What are Some of the Side Effects of Dangerous Drugs?
When patients or consumers take medication as indicated in the directions, they assume that all will go well and there will be no adverse effects from the medicine. Sadly, many individuals are not fully informed as to the potential side effects that may occur.
One common reason that individuals experience side effects or drug interactions when taking medication is that the drug in question has not been tested thoroughly enough by the manufacturer. In a time when profit seems to be the end goal, many patients and consumers are experiencing severe reactions and even death.
Some of the most commonly reported side effects from dangerous medications are the following:
- Heart attack
- Blood clots
- Internal organ damage
- Organ failure
If you have experienced side effects such as those listed and believe that you have been the victim of a dangerous drug, you need to speak with a qualified injury attorney from Southern CA immediately. If a loved one has died after using a dangerous drug, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
How do Drug Recalls Work?
If any drug presents itself as causing harm or wrongful death in a large portion of the population, then the FDA has the ability to request that a manufacturer remove a product from the market. However, often due to the potential profitability of the drug in question, a manufacturer may choose to leave the product on the shelf as it could be more profitable to keep selling the product and deal with lawsuits than to completely remove it.
The FDA gives specific classifications in response to the severity of the danger that a drug may pose to those who use it.
- Market Withdrawal: This is considered to be the lowest level of recall in relation to consumers’ safety. Often a drug company will pull their product from the market in order to correct problems when they are considered to be minor and not a major threat to the public.
- Class 3 Recall: In this scenario, consumers of the drug are unlikely to be injured, but there could still be negative outcomes for a small group of patients.
- Class 2 Recall: If the drug in question could cause serious but not fatal injuries, then this type of recall may be issued. Typically, most recalls fall under this classification. In most circumstances, the outcomes are not expected to be permanent. However, they may require strong medical intervention.
- Class 1 Recall: This is the most serious of all recalls and is issued when a drug is considered to cause serious and irreversible damage or death.
What are the Most Common Drugs That are Recalled?
Although any drug has the potential to be recalled, there are some drugs that seem to be more problematic than others. They include the following:
- Birth control pills
- Anti-depressant drugs
- Anti-anxiety drugs
- Blood thinners
- Type 2 Diabetes drugs
- Cholesterol medication
What Should I Do if I Think a Family Member or I Have Been Injured by a Dangerous Drug?
If you feel that you or a loved one is experiencing side effects from taking a drug ,you need to seek medical attention immediately if you have not already done so. Any time that is wasted could cause you to experience side effects that may be long-lasting or irreversible.
After you have been seen by a medical professional, you should speak with a dangerous drug product attorney immediately. They can advise you of your rights and legal options. If you do seek medical attention, be certain to keep all of the information that they send home with you, as it may prove to be important to your potential case at a later date.
The attorneys of The Paris Law Firm are committed to seeking justice for our clients who have been injured or suffered the wrongful death of a loved one caused by a dangerous drug. We have the experiences and resources necessary to review your case and make a determination as to how to best proceed forward.
Contact our law offices by calling (909) 325-6185 and schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.