Unsafe Drugs and Pharmaceutical Liability
Unsafe drugs find their way to the public despite testing and regulation. Know your rights and let our expert attorneys help you win compensation for your losses.
While there are numerous regulations and testing involved in the production, distribution, and sale of pharmaceuticals, human error inevitably makes its way into the process. Pharmaceutical companies make up a billion dollar industry in the United States, and sometimes shortcuts are taken by these companies in order to increase their production and monetary intake. Because of this, numerous defective drugs find their way to public purchase and use.
Millions of Americans rely on pharmaceuticals everyday, and the number of defective drugs has been on the rise in recent years. Defective pharmaceuticals are described as causing physical or emotional injury that was not apart of any labeling or warning issued by the pharmaceutical company producing the drug.
In addition, if a drug becomes dangerous to an individual because it was improperly handled or measured by a pharmacist, or prescribed incorrectly by a doctor, the victim can file a claim for medical malpractice even though the drug itself is safe under the right circumstances.
Those who fall victim to defective pharmaceuticals or medical malpractice are always encouraged to contact a personal injury lawyer when pursuing financial compensation for their losses.
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Determining Liability for Defective Pharmaceuticals
In the instance of a pharmaceutical case, there are often three parties that may be held liable for the defective product and the negligence of providing it for public use. These parties include:
- The victim's pharmacist: Prescriptions are sometimes filled with either the wrong medication or an improper dosage. If this is the case, the victim's pharmacist can be held responsible in a medical malpractice case.
- The victim's doctor: If the victim's doctor prescribed either the wrong dosage or medication for their needs, they can also be the subject of a medical malpractice case.
- The drug's manufacturer: If it is shown through investigation that a defective drug's manufacturer did not adequately test and research the drug before it was given to the public, or attempted to hide potentially dangerous side effects, that company can be held liable.
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Filing a Defective Pharmaceuticals Claim
Each state has its own set of laws when it comes to filing a personal injury claim against bad drugs or defective pharmaceuticals. In the state of Texas, the statute of limitations for filing such a case is no later than two years after the injury took place. Because of this, and the fact that gathering adequate evidence to prove pharmaceutical liability can take time, it's highly recommended that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible when you become the victim of a defective pharmaceutical.
If you or someone you love suspects they were affected by a defective pharmaceutical, or have been injured due to a dangerous medical product, do not hesitate to start the process of receiving your financial compensation. This compensation for defective pharmaceuticals can include money for medical bills, lost time at work, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma that may have been a result of the incident.
Houston personal injury attorneys Neal Davis and Jed Silverman have tried many cases involving pharmaceuticals and are ready to aggressively pursue your case. We've been fighting for underdogs in the legal system for a combined 35+ years, and we have a proven track record of getting results. If we don't win, you don't pay. That's our No Fee Guarantee. Contact us today for a free consultation of your defective pharmaceutical case and let us guide you through the legal process.