Defective Drugs & Pharmaceutical Lawsuit
When patients go to the doctor, they should be able to trust that the drugs they are prescribed are safe and effective. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
The defective drug attorneys at Jinks, Crow & Dickson have years of experience standing up for injured patients. If you have been injured by a dangerous prescription drug, we can help. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective medical device, contact us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
Our defective drug attorneys routinely evaluate and handle cases involving numerous drugs and devices, including, but not limited to:
The Dangers of New Drugs May Not be Immediately Known
The pharmaceutical business is one of the largest industries in the country. With billions of dollars at stake, drug companies try to get new products to market before the competition.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must approve new prescription drugs before they come to market to ensure they are safe, but sometimes a drug’s side effects are not discovered until years later.
Protections for Victims of Unsafe Drugs
Although the FDA does its best to approve only new drugs that do not pose unnecessary risks to patients, unsafe products can still make their way to consumers. In that event, the law provides recourse for injured patients.
Depending on the circumstances of the injury and the responsible drug, suits for defective drugs may be brought under one or more of a design defect, manufacturing defect, or failure to warn theory of liability. An experienced product liability attorney can determine which of these claims, or others, best suit your particular case.
Investigating defective drug cases can be complex and time-consuming. There will be stacks of medical records to review in order to prove the necessary causation. In addition, there are often drug companies, doctors, and insurance companies involved. Each of these parties may be represented by different counsel and have more or less liability relative to one another. Almost surely, each of these defendants will have a team of experienced and aggressive attorneys defending the case, so hiring a lawyer with proven experience in these lawsuits is crucial for plaintiffs.
Patients who have been injured by a defective drug and bring a successful lawsuit may be able to recover money for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other compensatory damages. In some cases, punitive damages may also be available.
These cases are often consolidated in multidistrict litigation (MDL) due to a large number of affected individuals.
The class action and MDL attorneys at Jinks Crow & Dickson are experienced in dealing with the unique opportunities and pitfalls of MDL and class action litigation.
We can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.