Philadelphia Dangerous Drug Attorneys
Every day new drugs are introduced to the public, designed to alleviate everything from pain to depression. While pharmaceutical manufacturers are responsible for thoroughly testing everything they offer to the public, they frequently put medication into the hands of consumers before its effects have been revealed. The medication’s dangers are often discovered too late, after users have become seriously injured or ill. Dangerous side effects may include heart damage, pulmonary dysfunction, liver damage, kidney damage and more.
Typically, when the dangers of a drug become known, the FDA will order a recall. While that prevents future problems, it does little good for those who have already suffered. Thankfully, victims of dangerous drugs may be able to take action against the pharmaceutical manufacturer in order to obtain compensation. The attorneys at Cherry Injury Law, have decades of experience handling these complex cases.
The Definition of a Defective Drug
According to the FDA, defective drugs are those identified as having dangerous side effects that the government considers to outweigh any alleged benefits. Here are some of them:
Defective Drug or Medication Error?
Just because a person suffered serious side effects after taking a drug does not mean that the drug was defective. It is also possible that an error was made in the administration of the drug. Perhaps the doctor failed to check for allergies. Perhaps the pharmacist provided the wrong dose or accidentally filled the prescription with the wrong drug altogether. We handle all of these cases, from product liability claims against drug manufacturers to medical malpractice claims against health care professionals who make medication errors.
Free Consultation: Contact a Media Medication Defect Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a defective medication, please contact Cherry Injury Law, by phone at 610-565-0300 or 215-675-2400 or e-mail to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Philadelphia dangerous drug lawyers.