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A medication may be considered to be a “defective drug” if it causes serious physical, psychological, or emotional injury. While certain risks of side effects are present with nearly every medication, a defective drug puts users at an unacceptable level of risk and can cause serious, even life-threatening harm. The legal team at Chávez Law Group has worked on countless defective drug cases, and we understand the tricks that drug manufacturers use to push an unsafe product. Our goal is to hold these drug companies accountable, to shine a light on shady and harmful selling practices, and to get injured victims the compensation they need to recover from drug injuries.
Medications and Safety
Doctors, pharmacists, and drug companies have a responsibility to communicate the full range of benefits and risks of certain medications to the patient. Most people have little to no knowledge of medicine and chemistry, and therefore rely on accurate information to help them understand why certain drugs are prescribed and the effects they have on the body. When drug makers fail to communicate the risks and put a dangerous drug in people’s hands, irreversible harm can occur.
Some of the drugs involved in defective drug claims recently include:
- Ortho Evra
What Makes a Drug Defective?
Product liability laws are written in every state to protect consumers from harmful products, but these laws don’t stop drug makers from trying to dupe consumers. Upon suspicion, an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration is performed to determine if a drug is actually a defective product. The drug may have a defect, meaning that its very makeup puts users at risks that are too high to be on the shelves. Another way medication may be considered defective is if the warning labels do not contain the right information, thus giving the consumer the wrong ideas about safety and risk. Drugs have also been deemed defective for using misleading or manipulative advertising and packaging, overpromising what they can do, or downplaying the real risks of taking the drug.
Recovering From a Drug Injury
A serious drug injury may involve months or even years of medical care. As we work on pulling together the facts of your product liability case, our experienced attorneys will consult medical experts and talk to your medical team to determine a dollar amount that will promote progress in recovery. Your family may also be entitled to compensation for missed work, lost benefits, loss of future income, and emotional damages.
If you need honest, experienced legal help for your defective drug injury, please contact Chávez Law Group today. We will work hard to ensure your rights are protected and fight hard to get your fair compensation.