Although medications are supposed to make you feel better, dangerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs can also destroy your health. When greedy drug companies put their profits above your well-being, they should be held accountable. A respected attorney at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers can fight like hell for the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
However, the law does not allow much time for you to file a lawsuit for compensation, so calling a Bensalem dangerous drugs lawyer should be your top priority. Founding Partner Jon Ostroff, Managing Attorney Rich Godshall, Attorney Christine Clarke, and the rest of our team will work to find evidence proving the company is responsible for your health problems.
Our firm is well-known for winning millions of dollars in “misleading marketing” cases against drug companies who failed to disclose risks they were aware of in their products. We aren’t afraid to stand up for you and your rights.
The Government Does Not Protect You from Dangerous Drugs
Many believe the federal government protects people from medicines that might harm them. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bases its decisions on information the companies provide and does not do independent research. Our dangerous drug lawyers in Bensalem know that “FDA approved” does not mean safe. There have been several recent examples of drugs that the FDA approved and then pulled off the market within a few years, such as:
Drug companies have pulled many other medications off the market voluntarily once it became clear that their products were harming people. Many of these drugs didn’t just cause bad side effects. Some cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, blindness, diabetes, and other severe or fatal conditions.
Don’t Wait to Take Action Against the Drug Companies
The law in Pennsylvania usually allows someone two years to bring a lawsuit against a drug company that harmed them. However, there is an exception for those who don’t discover the damage the drug causes until later. When a drug causes a health problem that doesn’t get diagnosed until years later, the injured person has two years from the date of diagnosis to bring a lawsuit.
The drug companies might argue that you waited too long to bring a lawsuit. Your Bensalem lawyer can push back and prove that you tried to find out what caused your illness as soon as you got sick. They could provide medical records and other evidence showing that you did not ignore your symptoms.
The drug company might say your illness is your fault if you delay seeking treatment. Don’t let that stop you from pursuing the payments you deserve. The experienced attorneys at our firm can fight to hold the manufacturers of dangerous drugs accountable for your losses.
Damages in Bensalem Dangerous Drug Cases
Drug companies that sell dangerous medications are responsible for the harm you suffer from using their products. There is nothing they can do to reverse the damage they caused, but they can offer financial security for you and your loved ones.
A negligent drug company should pay you for your physical pain and emotional suffering. Depending on your circumstances, they might owe you for your disability, the loss of life’s pleasures, shortened lifespan, and other effects of your injury. The company also must pay your out-of-pocket costs like medical care, rehabilitation, lost time at work, and future expenses. In some cases, your defective drugs lawyer can ask the court to award punitive damages to punish the company for its conduct.
Call a Bensalem Attorney for Dangerous Drug Cases
Big pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars developing and marketing their products and earn even more in profits. When they harm innocent people by putting their profits first, they should pay for their negligence.
A Bensalem dangerous drugs lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will fight these companies tooth and nail to get you the money you deserve. Call us today to learn how we can advocate for you.