Pharmaceuticals enable us to lead healthier, longer lives . . . most of the time.
Few people have gone through life without being helped by antibiotics, vaccines, or pain medications. However, sometimes the pharmaceutical industry has put profits before public safety, rushing to the market drugs which have dangerous or deadly side effects. When a defective drug causes harm to an unsuspecting patient, a personal injury attorney can file an action against the manufacturer. In many cases, so many people have been harmed by the same dangerous prescription drug that a class action lawsuit is filed, successfully winning compensation for the plaintiffs who suffered heart attacks, pain, organ damage or other catastrophic consequences simply by taking a medication which was prescribed to help them.
If you are taking one of these drugs and are concerned about possible side effects, please consult with your doctor about the potential risks. If you, or a family member, have taken prescription drugs and suffered any serious side effects, it is important to find legal representation with a history of standing up to pharmaceutical companies.
Contact the attorneys at Pogust Braslow & Millrood.
Featured Warning: Risperdal
Did Johnson & Johnson illegally encourage doctors to prescribe Risperdal for “off-label” (unapproved) use? Government regulators and attorneys general for 36 states settled one such lawsuit for $181 million. Unfortunately, Risperdal causes side effects which have led to hundreds of lawsuits across the country.
Additional legal investigations and lawsuits include the following prescription drug claims:
- Levaquin & Cipro – Aorta Dissection or Aneurysm
- Risperdal (risperidone)
- Proton Pump Inhibitors – Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- FAQs: PPIs & Kidney Complications
- Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
- Zofran & Birth Defects