Doctors prescribe medication to help their patients overcome or manage certain health conditions; however, sometimes these drugs do more harm than good. Pharmaceutical companies have a legal obligation to ensure their products are safe and effective when used as directed and that any side effects that may present a health risk are properly labeled. When they knowingly fail to do so and someone suffers an injury or dies, the drug manufactures may be held responsible.
If you have suffered an injury from a dangerous or defective drug in Alabama, Attorney Elizabeth A. Citrin is prepared to help you get the compensation you need and require for your medical treatment and any other damages and losses you have sustained. She offers years of experience and has a proven track record of success, helping our clients obtain the maximum settlement they deserve.
Drug Manufacturer Liability
Pharmaceutical companies manufacture and market hundreds of new drugs each year. Each medication is regulated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prior to being available on the market. However, even with this type of oversight, many products are released without complete recognition of their risks, with early consumers often suffering harm as a result. There are some drugs that are still available despite evidence of serious side effects or death.
The following are common examples of dangerous drugs:
Drug manufacturers can be held legally liable if they produce and sell a drug that results in injury or death. Under strict liability rules, drug manufacturers are always responsible for unexpected drug reactions patients experience when taking medication as prescribed or directed. If a drug manufacturer was unreasonably careless in producing or testing their product, they can be held liable for negligence. If a drug manufacturer fails to warn consumers about side effects or leaves off important information about the potential risks of a drug, injured parties can take legal action.
Committed to Recovering the Compensation You Deserve
The complications caused by defective drugs can be serious and costly to treat, and can have a life-altering impact on victims. You deserve to be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. At Elizabeth A. Citrin PC, our legal team will investigate your case, collect evidence, hire expert witnesses, and build a strong case to not only recover monetary damages on your behalf, but also prevent pharmaceutical companies for harming many others.
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