We take medications trusting that they will work the way they’re supposed to, but this is not always the case. There are dozens of examples every year of drug companies selling products that haven’t been researched and tested enough. Sometimes, these companies knowingly put dangerous drugs on the market without warning anyone about the risks.
If a prescription or over-the-counter medication had severe side effects that you weren’t warned about, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer with help from a Reading dangerous drugs lawyer. Working with a skilled personal injury attorney at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will be vital to getting a good result from a case like this.
Managing Attorney Rich Godshall, Attorney Christine Clarke, and the rest of our legal team aren’t afraid to stand up to the drug companies to get the compensation you deserve. Our firm has won millions of dollars in “misleading marketing” cases against drug companies that failed to disclose known risks in their products. We are prepared to fight for you.
When is a Drug “Dangerous” Enough for a Lawsuit?
A medication not working exactly as advertised or having bad side effects doesn’t necessarily warrant a lawsuit. As long as drug companies test their products for potential side effects and warn consumers about those hazards, they generally aren’t legally liable for those particular effects.
However, suppose a drug company used an unsafe formula when a safer option was available or because they didn’t do a reasonable amount of research to discover the effects of the drug. In that case, they might be liable for any ensuing harm to consumers. Drug companies can also be held responsible for damage caused by products getting contaminated during the production process. Faulty packaging that should’ve been discovered before the drug went out for sale can also warrant a lawsuit.
Finally, drug companies can be liable for carelessly—or intentionally—failing to provide specific instructions for product use and warnings about all potentially harmful side effects. During a free consultation, your Reading dangerous drugs attorney can review your case and explain whether you might have grounds to file a lawsuit.
Getting Paid Fairly by a Drug Company
Theoretically, you can hold a drug company liable to pay for every loss stemming from their dangerous or defective medication. This includes both past and future losses relative to when you and your defective drugs lawyer file a lawsuit. In practice, though, it can be challenging to get the payments you deserve from a drug company, especially if you’re the only one suing them over a particular drug.
Fortunately, it’s often possible to work with other people injured by the same drug through “mass tort litigation.” This makes all the cases collectively stronger by sharing information and legal resources. Our defective drug attorneys in Reading can advise you on joining or starting this type of case.
Reach Out to a Reading Dangerous Drugs Attorney
While federal law and regulatory agencies like the FDA are meant to ensure that drug companies make safe products, far too many manufacturers still flaunt these rules and hurt consumers as a result. If you’ve suffered a serious injury or illness because of a medication, you might have legal options.
A Reading dangerous drugs lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers can help you assert your rights. You will not pay us anything until we obtain the compensation you deserve, so give us a call today to set up a free consultation about your case.