The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is a government agency that is responsible for making sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of people in the United States. As part of the FDA, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research regulates over-the-counter and prescription drugs, including biological therapeutics and generic drugs. Consumers often misplace unwavering trust in the FDA in assuming that drugs approved by the FDA are safe and free from any defects. It is important to realize, however, that just because a drug is approved by the FDA that it does not necessarily mean that the drug is safe for consumption or free from defects.
For one reason or another, a drug can be defective and cause serious injuries. If this happens the injured consumer may be able to file a defective drug lawsuit against the manufacturer or distributor. A defective drug lawsuit is a specific type of product liability claim. Defective drug lawsuits can fall under one of three types of product liability claims: manufacturing defects, design defects, and defects in marketing. A product liability claim seeks to hold the manufacturer liable for producing the defective drug and the seller liable for distributing the defective drug. Over the past few years, several well-known drugs have been the subject of product liability lawsuits, including Lipitor, Vioxx, Prempro, Avandia, Zoloft, Pradaxa, and Paxil, just to name a few.
The attorneys at Anastopoulo Law Firm are prepared to help you if you have been injured by a defective drug. Call one of our locations in North or South Carolina today for a consultation.
Injuries from Defective Drugs
The side effects and temporary or permanent injuries that may result from defective drugs run the gamut from relatively minor injuries to more severe injuries and even death. The type or types of injuries will depend on the drug and the particular person. Common injuries include:
- Increased risk for heart attack or stroke
- Liver or kidney damage
- Increased blood pressure
- Depression or suicide
- Increased risk for cancer
- In serious cases, death is possible
An attorney experienced with defective drug lawsuits can help you assess your injuries and determine whether you have a legal claim for damages.
Contact Anastopoulo Law Firm Today For Legal Representation in Your Defective Drug Lawsuit
If you have suffered an injury from a defective drug, it is an important that you reach out to an experienced defective drug attorney who can help you understand your rights. At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our South Carolina defective drug attorneys have extensive experience prosecuting a variety of defective drug lawsuits. From investigating your claim to litigating your lawsuit, Anastopoulo Law Firm’s attorneys will be with you throughout the entire process to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Call Anastopoulo Law Firm at 1-800-313-2546 today for help with your defective drug lawsuit.