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.
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