Holding Negligent Drug Manufacturers Accountable
When you take a pharmaceutical drug, you have a right to expect it was adequately tested, that it is safe for the use intended and you were warned of any potential side effects. Unfortunately, drug companies sometimes put defective drugs on the market.If you suffered serious harm or lost a loved one as a result of a dangerous drug, our experienced lawyers at Larkin Ingrassia, LLP, may be able to help you pursue compensation and hold the drug company accountable.
Seeking Compensation For Those Injured By Drug Defects
When a drug is found to be dangerous, sometimes it is recalled. In other cases, there is no recall. Either way, if you were harmed by a drug, you may be entitled to compensation. The following are just a few examples of drugs that have been linked to serious side effects:
- Avandia: The diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) has been linked to increased risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Avandia has been pulled from the market in Europe, but it remains available by prescription in the U.S.
- Accutane: The drug Accutane (isotretinoin) is heavily prescribed as a treatment for acne. In addition to an established risk of birth defects, Accutane has also been linked to clinical depression, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Meridia: The obesity drug Meridia (sibutramine) has been linked to heart attack, stroke and renal failure. Sibutramine has also been detected as an undisclosed ingredient in several over-the-counter weight-loss supplements. It has now been pulled from the U.S. market.
Many other drugs have been the subject of recalls, investigations and product liability lawsuits. Our attorneys pay close attention to the latest developments, so we can effectively advise and represent clients who are harmed by dangerous drugs.
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