Dangerous Drug Attorney
A Davenport personal injury lawyer from VanDerGinst Law, P.C. knows what encompasses drug litigation, drug lawsuits, drug side effects or any and all things pertaining to drugs injuring those who use them for medical treatment. While drugs are often tested ad nauseum to ensure they are safe for consumption by the public, dangerous drugs sometimes make their way to the public market. When a drug you use or have used in the past is placed under a drug recall or a is suspended from sale pending further investigation, your first call should be to an educated and experienced drug lawyer.
Side effects are common knowledge in regards to modern drugs. So long as the health of the patient is advanced further by the use of the drug than it is adversely affected by its side effects, a drug will remain in use and on the free market. However, despite rigorous testing and regulation, drugs sometimes cause dangerous side effects after their introduction to market and patients can be left unaware of potential dangers.
When a Drug Manufacturer Could be Liable
When a drug causes dangerous side effects, including illness and death, the drug company responsible for the drug’s manufacture is liable for any damages caused to patients who suffered from any undocumented risk of harm stemming from the drug treatment. In addition, medical professionals who prescribed the drug may also share liability under certain circumstances.
Mass torts is the term used to refer to pending litigation against the manufacturer of a dangerous drug. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the pharmaceutical industry and issues numerous warnings and recalls regarding the safety of drugs every year. Despite the FDA’s efforts to protect the consumer, dangerous drugs are still on the market and can result in serious injury or death of the patient. Mass torts are meant to provide people injured by dangerous drugs the ability to seek compensation through the legal system.
By law, drug manufacturers are responsible for injuries incurred by the patient if the product they sell is defective or unreasonably dangerous. A mass tort law firm is dedicated to serving the people who have been injured by dangerous drugs by holding drug manufacturers accountable for their products. Unfortunately, some drugs are still marketed by drug companies even after evidence of serious side effects or death had been noted.
The sale and marketing of dangerous drugs can happen in several ways. For example, the consumer may not be warned of potential serious side effects, the manufacturing process may be flawed, or the product itself may be defective. In all these cases, the manufacturer is liable and can be sued for damages even if they were unaware of the danger. It does not matter how carefully the product was produced or labeled.
Our comprehensive library of drug information serves as a resource to patients across the country who may have suffered as the result of dangerous drug side effects.
Contact a Davenport Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death after exposure to a dangerous pharmaceutical, Call VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or CLICK HERE for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial onsultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your injury case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and hen, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. So please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation. Our team of personal injury attorneys are licensed to practice in Illinois, Iowa and the federal courts. We have handled and can handle serious cases all over the country. No matter where you reside VanDerGinst Law can help you.