Legally speaking, dangerous drugs are prescription medications that can cause injury and even death. For many years, the pharmaceutical industry has recalled drugs that were proven to cause injury and death to patients.
The Medford dangerous drugs lawyer represents people and families who were harmed by these dangerous drugs. Contact a compassionate injury attorney today to begin your claim.
Rushed to Market by Pharmaceutical Companies
Pharmaceutical companies are required to test the effectiveness of their drugs and the potential dangers the drug may pose to patients. These drug trials are largely run by the drug company itself, so it is easy for an eager manufacturer to overlook or ignore dangers and rush a drug to market.
When patients begin to turn up at hospitals, the Medford dangerous drugs attorney fights for information on the drug and why it is causing so much harm.
Inadequate Warnings of Dangerous Interactions
Some drugs pass reasonably good drug trials and enter the market, but harm only a percentage of patients. These drugs were sold without adequate warnings from the drug companies about the harm they cause to people with certain pre-existing illnesses or conditions.
They may also only harm people when they are prescribed with other drugs, that when taken together, cause an adverse reaction leading to injury or death.
In these cases, the Medford dangerous drug attorney has recovered monetary settlements from drug manufacturers for their negligence in failing to warn of dangers.
Laws Governing Bad Drugs
New Jersey law imposes strict liability on drug manufacturers who introduce dangerous drugs to the public. A dangerous drugs lawyer in Medford would need to prove that the drug as manufactured was dangerous and that the drug caused injury to the plaintiff.
The dangerous drugs lawyer does not need to prove the drug manufacturer knew the drug was dangerous, only that it manufactured the drug, sold it to patients, and the drug caused the harm claimed.
Which Dangerous Drugs Have a History of Causing Harm?
The list of dangerous drugs that have been proven harmful or are in active litigation is long. The following drugs are only a partial listing of cases the Medford lawyer handles:
Dangerous Classes of Drugs
There are three entire classes of bad drugs that are the subject of bad drug lawsuits:
Opioid Drugs. Over-prescription, as well as predictable dependence and abuse of opioids has unjustly enriched opioid drug companies
Antidepressants. Antidepressants have a high instance of side effects such as compulsive behavior, suicidal thoughts, or even death.
Contraceptive Drugs. Many contraceptive drugs and implants have caused harm to patients.
Contact a Medford Dangerous Drugs Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous drug, a Medford dangerous drugs lawyer can help. The attorney is experienced and aggressive in dangerous drug cases. An initial consultation is at no cost to you, so call today.