Helping Hold Drug Manufacturers Accountable For Prescription Drug-Related Complications

Large pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers must submit new products to rigorous testing for approval by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In many cases, the tests can take years. However, FDA approval does not mean the company is no longer liable for damages in the event a drug or device causes an unforeseen injury or death.

Over the past several decades, there have been dozens of FDA-approved products that have been recalled due to dangerous and deadly side effects. Some of the most commonly used products include medications for weight loss and cholesterol medications and blood thinners.

The FDA list of pharmaceutical or medical products that have had special consumer warnings placed against them or face mandatory or voluntary recall includes:

  • Xarelto Xarelto can cause severe hemorrhaging and hematoma, as well as organ failure
  • Actos — Linked to causing bladder cancer, although not yet recalled by the FDA
  • Yaz, Yasmin — Popular birth control products that can cause serious blood clots
  • Accutane — Acne medication linked to increase in suicides and birth defects

This is just a short list of the many medical and pharmaceutical products that have been recalled over the previous few years. In addition to mandatory recalls and "black box" warnings forced by the FDA, many companies have voluntarily recalled entire product lines or specific manufacturing lots due to contamination or quality problems.

Defective Drug Litigation Is Complex

Drug companies will often claim they do not share liability for the injuries and damages caused by their products. Not only will they point to rigorous FDA approval, they will also claim the prescribing doctor should have been aware of the side effects and possible dangers to their patient.

Licensed pharmacists may also be blamed for misprescribing the drug. Sorting through the medical and legal details requires the legal, professional and financial resources to keep moving forward and preparing the strongest, clearest case possible to help you recover the monetary damages you are entitled to.

Drug Companies Have Teams Of Lawyers — You Need An Experienced Law Firm

If you believe you suffered medical injury or lost a loved one because of complications from a pharmaceutical product or medical device, turn to the law firm of Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. While our personal injury office is located in Alton, we serve injury victims throughout Illinois, Missouri and beyond. Under the direction of prescription injury lawyer John Hopkins, with nearly 40 years of litigation practice, our firm has earned a reputation for successful legal representation backed by the highest levels of compassionate client service.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Start by scheduling a no-cost consultation and case evaluation with an experienced lawyer. Call us at 888-779-6064 or send an email with a brief description of your injuries due to side effects or complications of a prescription drug or medical device. We handle all dangerous drug litigation cases on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorneys' fees if you don't recover compensation in a settlement or jury verdict.