Alabama Defective Drugs Attorney
Pursuing Compensation for Defective Pharmaceutical Drugs
According to the Mayo Clinic, almost 70 percent of us are currently taking one of the thousands of prescription drugs on the market, with 20 percent of the population taking five or more pharmaceutical drugs. Approximately 100,000 people die from prescription drug use each year.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective pharmaceutical drug, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Cunningham Bounds, a top personal injury firm in Alabama. Our skilled attorney team can fight for an outcome that is tailor-fit to your needs and circumstances.
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While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may recall a drug with side effects that have been proven to be negative, this can take a considerable length of time. Errors in preparation on the part of pharmaceutical corporations may also lead to recalls. Pharmaceutical defects can have lasting consequences and may require a patient to undergo continuing medical treatment, rehabilitation and care.
It is challenging to ascertain which pharmaceutical products are safe to use, as some may not have been on the market very long, while others may not have been tested correctly or thoroughly enough. In other cases, pharmaceutical manufacturers may haphazardly and deliberately release a drug into the market that has not been properly tested or has been found to cause substantial health effects.
Generic drug manufacturers may change formulations of previously safe medications, without further testing, causing health issues. Drug manufacturers also attempt to market drugs illegally for “off-label” uses, or purposes other than what they were approved for use, resulting in adverse effects.
Several million dollar settlements with major pharmaceutical companies have resulted in this area over the past few years for drugs such as the following:
- Chantix Enbrel
- Fen Phen
- Levaquin (including Avelox and Cipro)
In situations like these, manufacturers, testing laboratories, pharmaceutical representatives, doctors, hospitals, clinics and pharmacists can all be legally responsible if patients are harmed by defective pharmaceutical products. Mistakes occurring at the manufacturing facility or pharmacy where the drug was made or bottled, problems that occur during shipping, or an error in labeling, may constitute a defective pharmaceutical.
call our product liability lawyers if you have been injured by a defective drug, an improperly marketed drug, or by a drug with unreasonably dangerous side effects, we can help!