Common Dangerous & Defective Drugs
Pharmaceutical companies have been the subject of large class actions and mass tort litigation. Although every single drug that enters the consumer market is required to go through a rigorous testing process, manufacturers often push their products through these trials despite evidence of harmful side effects. This leads to tens of thousands of deaths and countless more injuries each year.
Some examples of dangerous and defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices that have been involved in high-profile litigation include:
- Talcum powder
This list represents only a small portion of pharmaceutical medications that have led to severe side effects, widespread injuries, and deaths in recent years. Defective drugs have been shown to lead to everything from life-threatening internal organ damage to hemorrhaging and uncontrolled bleeding to birth injuries and more.
If you or someone you love has been affected by a dangerous or defective drug, reach out to The Ammons Law Firm as soon as possible for a free and confidential consultation.
How Defective Drugs Enter the Consumer Market
There are several ways in which pharmaceutical drugs may be defective and allowed to enter the consumer marketplace. A drug may be initially ill-suited to treat the condition for which it is intended, or it may have unreasonable side effects. A manufacturing error may occur during the production phase, contaminating a single batch or an entire line of pharmaceutical drugs. The distributor—including prescribing doctors and pharmacists—may fail to fully disclose all possible side effects and drug interactions to patients. All of these can and do lead to devastating consequences.
While some pharmaceutical drugs are pushed through an expedited trial and testing process, not all defective drugs enter the market in such blatant ways. However, even if a manufacturer is unaware of a dangerous side effect or took extensive precautions to label a specific medication, they can typically still be held accountable for any damages under strict liability.
Contact The Ammons Law Firm Today
If you suffered harm or if your loved one died as a result of taking a defective or unreasonably dangerous pharmaceutical medication, contact the Houston defective drug lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm as soon as possible. We can begin investigating your claim and determining liability in order to swiftly pursue the maximum compensation you are owed for your damages. Our attorneys have recovered compensation for our clients’ medical bills, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering, and other losses in all types of product liability claims.
To learn more about how The Ammons Law Firm can help you with your potential case, call (281) 801-5617 today.