A defective drug is a prescription or over-the-counter medicine that causes injury. Sometimes the injury is physical. Other times, the injury is psychological or emotional. A drug can be considered “defective” for a variety of reasons. Two of the most common include incomplete labeling or insufficient warnings.
It can take years before we know that a drug is dangerous. Unfortunately, by that time, it is too late for many unsuspecting consumers who have been prescribed that particular medicine by their doctor or picked it up at a local pharmacy.
If you believe you may have taken a defective or dangerous drug, the best way to find out if you have a case is to contact the knowledgeable & skilled pharmaceutical injury lawyers at TopDog Law or CALL (800) 215-7211.
To determine whether a drug is defective, the FDA conducts an investigation to determine whether the specified drug’s side effects outweigh the drug’s intended benefits. If the answer to that question is yes, the FDA will either recall the drug entirely or mandate that new warnings be added.
Several dangerous drugs include: Xarelto, Meridia, Hydroxycut, Crestor, Ortho Evra, Celebrex, Ephedra, Paxil, Serzone, Zicam Cold Remedies, Yaz/Yasmim, Provigil, Accutane, Vioxx, Serevent
Dangerous medical products enter the market by manufacturers intending to help patients. Unfortunately, sometimes the research on these devices is not conclusive before the device is sold to doctors and hospitals. The result is an unsuspecting patient putting something inside their body that is actually causing harm.
Some examples of recent defective devices:
If you believe you have suffered harm from one of the above devices or another dangerous medical product, please contact the medical device lawyers at TopDog Law or CALL (800) 215-7211.
The short answer is nothing. Our defective drugs lawyers and defective medical device attorneys work on a contingency basis meaning they do not get paid unless you get paid. We also cover all the up-front costs for expenses like experts who we will use to testify on your behalf. Therefore, we have every incentive to ensure that we win and get you the most compensation possible for your injury. CALL (800) 215-7211 and tell us your story today.
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