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Type of Dangerous Drug Cases

When the medical treatments that were supposed to help you cause you further injury, you might be entitled to compensation from the responsible party. If you suffered injury because a medication or medical device was dangerous or defective, because the manufacturer didn’t make consumers aware of the risks, or because the dosing was incorrect, a drug injury claim might be in order.

About four out of five Americans take at least one prescription medication, and nearly 30 percent of the population takes five or more, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, as the CDC explains, “Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a serious public health problem.” Approximately 700,000 people have to be rushed to emergency room each year due to ADEs.

Many pharmaceuticals, medical implants and medical devices have caused patients health complications and dangerous side effects. There are various types of medications or products that may be defective or otherwise cause injury, including: 

  • painkillers;
  • low testosterone therapy;
  • Lipitor;
  • kidney dialysis chemicals;
  • diabetes drugs;
  • diet drugs;
  • birth control drugs, patches and implants;
  • antidepressants;
  • antibiotics; and
  • smoking cessation drugs. 

Drug Companies May Act Negligently

Pharmaceutical companies are supposed to test their products thoroughly before putting them on the market. They are required to provide adequate warnings about potential dangerous side effects, and they must market the drugs appropriately.

Unfortunately, many companies sidestep the rules. Some may:

  • release drugs even though they may cause detrimental health complications;
  • under-report potential long-term complications;
  • sponsor studies to obtain favored (and biased) reports on their drugs; and
  • market drugs for unsafe purposes.

Drug companies who engage in these practices may be negligent and liable for any injuries or damages that result. But companies may be strictly liable for defective products as well, which means they are liable for injuries the drug causes, regardless of whether the company was negligent. But other parties may be liable, depending on the circumstances.

Knowing Your Legal Rights

When consumers are harmed because of dangerous or defective drugs, they have a legal remedy in which they can hold the manufacturer liable for their losses. If you’ve been injured by a dangerous drug, it’s within your legal rights to secure an attorney and file a drug injury claim against the manufacturer. Contact a defective drug attorney in Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, and other locations throughout Florida.

In some instances, it may be a health care physician or the pharmacist who is responsible, such as if the healthcare professional incorrectly prescribed the medicine or administered the wrong dosage. In that case, victims may file a medical malpractice claim. Discuss the specifics of your situation with a defective drug attorney to determine exactly how to proceed with your claim.

Our Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale Can Pursue Financial Compensation for You

Chalik & Chalik can help you with your claim. We will work to investigate the manufacturer and the product, compile evidence, and present a compelling case to secure a fair settlement.

Health complications from dangerous drugs are often quite serious and have long-term consequences. When you decide to work with our team, we’ll make sure we demonstrate the full extent of your injuries to the courts and account for all of your damages, from your future medical bills to your loss of wages.

For a free legal consultation contact our defective drug attorneys at Chalik & Chalik today – (855) 529-0269.

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