If your doctor or pharmacist recommends a medication, you expect it to make you feel better—or at least not make things worse. Sadly, many drugs on the market could make you seriously ill or even kill you.
If you suffered harm due to a defective or dangerous medication, the manufacturers should pay you for your suffering. For the best chances of success in your case, you need a renowned attorney on your side.
At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, our Hershey dangerous drugs lawyers know how to stand up to powerful and well-funded pharmaceutical companies. Founding Partner Jon Ostroff and his team have recovered millions of dollars for clients injured by dangerous medications. We are not afraid to take on negligent manufacturers that mislead consumers or fail to disclose known medication risks and side effects.
Proving that a Drug is Unsafe
Many people believe that drugs on the market are safe when used as directed. Sometimes that is the case. However, when the government approves a new drug for sale, this is not proof that it is safe. Government approval means the drug is effective for a certain condition, and the potential benefits outweigh the dangers in most cases.
If you have a bad reaction to a drug or it causes serious side effects, you may be able to sue the manufacturer or, in some cases, the store that sold it. Your Hershey attorney must prove one of the following about the drug:
- The drug could have had a safer design, and it would have been just as effective
- The drug was manufactured incorrectly, and the dose you took was contaminated
- The label did not provide a realistic warning about the side effects
Many dangerous drug cases center around the drug’s label and inadequate warnings. Your Hershey lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will work to show that the drug was defective and fight for the compensation you deserve. In a successful case, you can get money for all the drug’s effects on your life, such as your physical pain, inconvenience, mental suffering, disability, and out-of-pocket expenses.
Popular Drugs Linked to Severe Health Conditions
The number of formerly popular drugs linked to severe health conditions is shocking. In some cases, the drugs were so dangerous that the FDA took them off the market.
The list of harmful medications is long, including:
- Testosterone supplements
This list is incomplete; many other drugs commonly found in medicine cabinets across America can cause severe harm.
If you took a drug and later developed a disease or condition that might be related, contact a respected attorney in Hershey to discuss your situation. Our firm will review your medical records and let you know whether a dangerous drug case is possible in your circumstances.
Do Not Wait to Talk to an Attorney
The statute of limitations for personal injury under 42 Pennsylvania §5524 allows two years from the date of injury to bring a lawsuit claiming monetary damages. However, some special rules apply when the injury results from taking a dangerous drug.
In many cases, a drug does not immediately cause an illness or medical condition. Even if it does, it could take some time before you or your doctor connects the health condition to the medicine.
The law lets you file a lawsuit up to two years after you discovered or should have discovered the injury or condition. Your Hershey defective drugs lawyer can provide evidence that you tried to find the cause of your condition as soon as you noticed symptoms.
Work With a Hershey Dangerous Drugs Attorney
If a medication severely impacted your health, the drug company that put their profits above your safety should pay. You may need significant resources to treat your condition. On top of that, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Talk to a Hershey dangerous drugs lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers and learn how we can fight for your best interests. Call us today to discuss your case. We are not afraid to stand up for your rights.