Millions of Americans rely on pharmaceutical medications to treat illnesses and conditions and improve their health. Unfortunately, some dangerous drugs on the market have serious side effects that can cause significant injury or lead to death. If you or your loved one has been injured by a dangerous drug, contact The Janda Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with our Las Vegas dangerous drug lawyer, with no obligation.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they produce are safe for use by consumers. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies do not always uphold that obligation, and dangerous drugs released on the market cause harm to consumers as a result. A product liability claim is a civil action by which an injured consumer may pursue justice and compensation for injuries caused by a dangerous or defective pharmaceutical product.
Product liability claims for dangerous drugs may be based on any of several different types of defects.
Improperly manufactured or tainted pharmaceutical drugs can cause serious harm to consumers. The error may have occurred at the manufacturing facility or at a pharmacy that made or packaged the drug. A problem may have occurred during shipping, or there may have been labeling errors. The defect could have occurred at any point between the pharmaceutical factory and the place where you received the drug.
Even though a drug has been properly manufactured, it can still have dangerous side effects that cause injury. This type of product liability claim may involve a drug that had been on the market for years before a link was discovered between the drug and a higher risk of certain types of injury, such as heart attacks. If the injured party can prove that the manufacturer had knowledge of the dangerous side effects of the drug but attempted to conceal that information, the injured person be entitled to punitive damages, designed to punish the defendant for particularly egregious wrongdoing.
When we say “marketing” in reference to a pharmaceutical drug, we mean the warnings, instructions, or recommendations for its use. This type of claim may involve injuries caused by:
The failure to warn or provide instructions may have been on the part of the manufacturer, sales rep, doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider.
If you have been seriously harmed by a defective and dangerous drug, you deserve to recover full compensation for your injuries. Contact The Janda Law Firm as soon as possible for legal representation from a Las Vegas dangerous drug attorney who is also a licensed medical professional.