San Bernardino Defective Drug Attorney
Overview of Drugs in our Society
Rightly or wrongly, our society has become more and more dependent on the use of drugs in our everyday life. The manufacture and sales of pharmaceutical drugs has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Unfortunately, dangerous or defective drugs are now a common news item. Most of us have seen or heard the frequent news stories on a drug having to be recalled, because of harmful side effects. Some defective drugs have resulted in needless wrongful deaths. If you have been the victim of a defective drug, a
San Bernardino personal injury lawyer may be able to assist you to receive fair compensation for the harm you have suffered.
When you go to see your doctor or other health care professional, you probably do so with the idea that you could trust their judgment regarding the safety of a prescribed drug. You reasonably expect that the drug you are being given has been properly tested, and is not going to cause you harm. Some drugs do work as promised. Others cause injury and have side effects that either were not known or were not disclosed.
There are many lawsuits that have been successfully brought against drug companies, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in damages being awarded. At the Pacific Attorney Group, we are concerned with the dangerous drugs that are being allowed on the market, and the adverse effects that they have caused. We aggressively pursue those who have caused harm to our clients due to negligence in testing or disclosure.
Has a defective drug caused you harmful side effects?
Just this year, the manufacturer of Paxil had to pay $750 million to settle the lawsuit brought against it. Other dangerous and defective drugs recently in the news are:
- Ortho Evra birth control patch
At times, if the side effects become readily apparent, a drug is recalled by the FDA. This recall can come too late for many people who have suffered health problems already. An Institute of Medicine study found that there were major deficiencies in the way the FDA brought medicines into the U.S. market. We are up against marketing organizations and insurance companies that have large amounts of money at their disposal, to fight lawsuits and keep their drugs on the market. Scientists that work for drug companies may be aware of potential problems before the drug is marketed. They may know that further testing should be done. Pressures from within the companies can, at times, force the drugs onto shelves and into consumer's lives.
It can be difficult to impossible for many individuals to try to fight huge companies and organizations by themselves. We hope you decide that we can be of service to you in any case involving defective drugs. If so, we will have several goals in mind. One is that you and your family receive the compensation that you need and deserve. The other is that, as more and more of these lawsuits are won, it forces unethical drug companies and those involved with them to have to work even harder to get drugs properly tested. This can help to protect all consumers in the future.
Contact a San Bernardino defective drug attorney
when a dangerous drug has caused you or a loved one harm or injuries.