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Carrollton Dangerous Drug Lawyer

We believe that manufacturers of dangerous drugs should be held accountable.  Fighting for those injured by others is the only business of our firm.  Contact us for a detailed consultation if you or a loved one has suffered adverse side effects while taking a dangerous drug. The Carrollton dangerous drug lawyers with our firm have extensive knowledge on dangerous drugs and medical devices.

Our mass torts attorneys are aggressively pursuing litigation because we feel the manufacturers of the drug should be held responsible for their negligence.

Do Drug Makers Have a Duty to Keep Consumers Safe?

Drug manufacturing companies must jump through considerable hoops to obtain approval from the Food and Drug Administration to sell their products. Despite this fact, the law handles allegations of selling dangerous drugs the same as it does all other potentially harmful consumer products. As a result, drug makers must take specific steps to prevent injuries that can affect their customers.

The first is to create a product that is not inherently unsafe. This means that drug makers must test the product to ensure that its design functions as intended. The second is to ensure a proper manufacturing process. An error in the creation of a drug, such as a mislabeling of a dosage, can cause serious harm. Finally, makers must provide patients and doctors with proper instructions for use. A Carrollton dangerous drugs attorney could provide more information about the duties of drug makers toward consumers.

List of Dangerous Drugs

The Carrollton dangerous drug lawyers with our firm cover a wide variety of drugs including:

  • Actos and its link to bladder cancer
  • Benicar and its link to severe gastrointestinal disease
  • Byetta and its link to pancreatic cancer
  • Invokana and its link to high blood acids
  • Granuflo and its link to heart attacks and strokes
  • Levaquin and its links to ruptures and Steven-Johnson Syndrome
  • Pradaxa
  • Risperdal and its link to breast development in young males
  • Talcum Powder and its link to ovarian cancer
  • Testosterone Therapy
  • Xarelto and deadly bleeding
  • Zofran and its link to birth defects

Who Claims are Filed Against

The usual defendants in defective or dangerous drugs cases are the drug manufacturers. Examples of major pharmaceutical companies are Johnson & Johnson, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca. All of these companies make billions of dollars every year with markets spanning the globe. These companies rarely just come out and admit fault for injuries caused by their defective drugs. Paying you damages is the last thing on their minds.

In some cases, the physician prescribing you the dangerous drug can be held at partial fault. This applies when a doctor prescribes a medication they should have known was dangerous to you. Pharmaceutical companies generally place extensive warning labels on their products to warn of the risks associated with the medication and also who should and should not take the drug.

Proving Liability

Defective drug cases are different than other types of injury cases. The size of the usual defendant corporation is staggering. They have almost endless resources at their disposal. From highly paid expert witnesses to powerful defense lawyers, these corporations will pull out all of the stops to deny you the compensation and justice you deserve for taking their dangerous product.

The most common path to placing liability upon pharmaceutical companies is proving they failed to warn you of the dangers involved with taking the dangerous medication. There are very strict guidelines about marketing that are placed on pharmaceutical companies by the Food & Drug Administration. Among other things, any advertisements by the drug companies must be age appropriate and not overstate or understate the risks associated with taking the medicine. The safety warning labels on the product must be accurate and detail all known side effects.

Potential Forms of Compensation

The goal of any personal injury claim is to make an injured plaintiff whole again, and dangerous drug cases are no exception. Taking an impure substance, or one for which a customer has a dangerous reaction can cause severe physical injuries and emotional trauma. Even so, it falls to these injured parties to be able to articulate how the dangerous drug has affected their lives.

For example, millions of Americas rely on blood pressure medication to aid in their cardiovascular health. Precise dosages are necessary to not lower blood pressure to the point that blood cannot reach the body’s organs. If a maker mislabels the dosage on a pill, this can cause severe internal damage. That maker is then liable to pay for all necessary follow-up care. In addition, the defendant is also liable to provide compensation for the associated pain and mental trauma. A Carrollton dangerous drug attorney could help to measure the effects of taking a hazardous drug.

What is the Time Limit to File a Claim?

As with any other example of a personal injury claim, there is a strict time limit that controls when a plaintiff can demand compensation from a drug company. According to the Official Code of Georgia §9-3-33, injured parties have two years from the discovery of a loss to demand payment.

However, this concept can be difficult to understand in the context of dangerous drugs. It may be months or even years after ingesting the substance when a plaintiff can attribute their losses to the drug. The time limit to file a claim can extend in these situations. Even so, O.C.G. §51-1-11 says that in no instance can a case proceed if it has been more than ten years since the consumer used the product in question.

Contacting a Carrollton Dangerous Drug Attorney

If you, or someone you care about, experienced serious side effects while taking the medically prescribed drugs, contact a Carrollton dangerous drug lawyer to hold the negligent company responsible and seek financial recovery for any damages sustained. Our team is ready to take your call.