Big pharmaceutical companies regularly release new prescription drugs that are intended to improve people's lives – making them feel better and live longer. Unfortunately, millions of people in the United States are injured by unsafe drugs each year. Manufacturers of prescription drugs are required by law to ensure the products they market to the public have been thoroughly tested, are safe for use and are effective for treating the conditions for which they are advertised. When drug makers fail to do so, they may be held liable for damages when consumers are harmed as a result.
You may be wondering just which drugs are unsafe for use. The truth is that there are literally hundreds of drugs that have caused harm to consumers over the past few decades alone. The most recent dangerous drug lawsuits, however, have involved the following prescription drugs:
The pharmaceutical industry is big business, netting drug manufacturers many billions of dollars each year. It is also a very competitive industry, and drug makers, in an effort to recoup the money they have spent on research and development of a new drug, often rush to release the drug before it has undergone comprehensive testing. In some cases, drug manufacturers have even purposefully withheld evidence of dangerous side effects from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration just to gain quick product approval. Therefore, just because a drug has been approved by the FDA does not mean it is safe for use.
Injuries caused by dangerous drugs are often catastrophic and have lasting effects on victims' lives. These injuries may include:
If you have been injured by an unsafe drug, it is essential that you seek the advice of a personal injury attorney immediately. Drug manufacturers have a lot of money and resources to fight dangerous drug lawsuits. The personal injury lawyers at the Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, P.C. have the experience and resources to stand up to big drug companies and are prepared to litigate dangerous drug cases in court if a suitable settlement cannot be reached. Our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – a distinction awarded to only 2.2% of Texas attorneys. If you have been injured or a loved one has died after taking Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Paxil, Depakote, Topamax, Propecia, Proscar, Januvia, Pradaxa, Neurontin or other prescription drugs in Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth or Mansfield, Texas, call our experienced dangerous drug attorneys today at (817) 429-4299 or toll-free at (888) 762-5988 for a free consultation regarding your case.
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