Dangerous Drug Lawsuits

Do you qualify for a dangerous drug lawsuit?

Prescription drugs should help you, not hurt you. That's why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all pharmaceutical companies to test new drugs to ensure they are safe. However, many drugs approved by the FDA are later determined to have harmful side effects, be insufficiently labeled, or contain drug defects — for more information on current drug warnings, please visit the FDA drug alerts page. Serious injury, illness, and even death could result from these drugs. You may qualify for a  lawsuit if you or a loved one has suffered injury or death potentially due to a dangerous medication.

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Dangerous Drug Lawsuits Guide

Dangerous Drug Claims and Compensation

Dangerous Drug Lawsuits - Injury Attorneys at Riddle & Brantley

If you were hurt by bad medication, you might be able to collect compensation through a product liability lawsuit against the pharmaceutical manufacturer. However, drug lawsuits are complex. The lawyers at Riddle & Brantley can assist you in filing your claim and can defend your rights at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.

Our priority is getting you the compensation you deserve and making the entire process as easy, convenient, and stress-free as possible for you and your loved ones.

Since 1985, we've recovered millions of dollars in compensation (see disclaimer below) for injury victims due to others' negligence, and we would love to help you however we can. Our lawyers have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience, and we believe Justice Counts, no matter what.

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Do You Qualify for a Lawsuit?

Our firm is actively investigating claims of injury and death associated with potentially dangerous drugs. The drugs below represent some of the lawsuits our attorneys are currently handling.

Diabetes and Weight Loss Drugs

Popular weight loss and diabetes medications like Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, Saxenda, Trulicity, and Rybelsus have been linked to potential risk of serious health problems, including gastroparesis (stomach paralysis), pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer.

You or a loved one may qualify for a diabetes or weight loss drug lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:

  • Used prescribed Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, Saxenda, Trulicity, or Rybelsus
  • Experienced one of the following health problems:
    • Stomach paralysis (gastroparesis)
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Persistent vomiting
    • Persistent nausea and diarrhea
    • Stomach not working

Gardasil

The popular HPV vaccine Gardasil may cause serious and potentially life-threatening side effects. It has been alleged that the manufacturer, Merck, deliberately ignored potential issues with the vaccine and downplayed safety concerns. Merck has denied any negligence or wrongdoing.

You or a loved one may qualify for a Gardasil lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:

  • Received the Gardasil or Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine.
  • Experienced severe and debilitating side effects or complications after receiving the vaccine, such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), autoimmune disorders like Multiple Sclerosis (MS), or another qualifying condition.
  • Can demonstrate that the side effects you experienced are directly linked to the Gardasil vaccine (an experienced Gardasil lawsuit attorney can help you compile evidence to build the strongest case possible)
  • Suffered significant damages as a result of these side effects, such as medical expenses, loss of income, ongoing treatment costs, or emotional distresss.

Truvada

Truvada Dangerous Drug Lawsuits - Riddle & Brantley

Truvada is a popular medication used to treat and prevent HIV. It is approved to treat people who have tested positive for HIV, and can also help protect HIV-negative individuals from contracting the virus. Research suggests, however, that Truvada and Truvada for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) may cause serious and potentially life-threatening side effects, including lactic acidosis, kidney failure, liver problems, and bone problems.

You or a loved one may qualify for a Truvada lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:

  • Must have taken Truvada, Truvada for PrEP, Viread, Stribild, Atripla, Symfi Lo, or Complera
  • Must have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteomalacia, bone density loss, or weakening of the bones
  • Must have suffered from lactic acidosis, kidney failure, or liver problems

Valsartan

Valsartan NDMA Lawsuits - Riddle & Brantley

Valsartan is an ingredient in many medications used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. However, the FDA has warned that valsartan may be contaminated with cancer-causing NDMA, and a recall has been issued. NDMA has been associated with as many as 20 different types of cancer. The chemical is actually used to cause cancer in laboratory animals and is classified as a "probable carcinogen" by the World Health Organization (WHO).

You or a loved one may qualify for a Valsartan lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:

  • Must have taken valsartan and been diagnosed with one of the following:
    • Stomach cancer
    • Intestinal cancer
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Esophageal cancer
    • Liver cancer
    • Liver failure
    • Prostate cancer
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Leukemia
    • Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
    • Multiple myeloma
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Who May Be Liable for Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs?

When a pharmaceutical company develops a drug, it undergoes testing to ensure it does not cause harm. However, despite approval from the FDA, any drug may still cause serious side effects. In many cases the reason is that the FDA does not conduct these initial tests, the pharmaceutical companies do. Drug manufacturers may overlook or neglect a full range of tests, marketing dangerous drugs in the interest of profits.

The drug manufacturer may be liable for injuries in a lawsuit if:

  • The drug was defective due to a manufacturing error
  • The drug contained a design flaw
  • The drug was wrongfully marketed
  • The manufacturer failed to advise users of the inherent risks

Additionally, pharmacists and doctors have the responsibility to ensure that they are issuing the correct dosage and medication to a patient in need. If these professionals neglect safety warnings or are careless in prescribing or issuing drugs, then they may also be partially liable for injuries and damages.

Dangerous Drug Lawyers Ready to Fight for You

Riddle & Brantley Dangerous Drug Lawyers

At Riddle & Brantley, our lawyers have been fighting to hold potentially negligent manufacturers accountable since 1985. Together, our injury attorneys have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience. We believe Justice Counts and are committed to doing our best to get our clients the justice and compensation they deserve.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced injury lawyer handling lawsuits.

We will review your case for free and advise you on your best available legal options. If you decide to hire us, we'll fight tirelessly for your right to justice and compensation so you can focus on what's most important — recovering from your injury or illness and improving your quality of life. In the most heartbreaking situations, our wrongful death lawyers are ready to help surviving family members fight for justice for lost loved ones.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let's review your drug injury claim.

"This settlement changed me and my family's lives."

-Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

In more than 35 years serving victims of negligence, we've recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients (see disclaimer below), and we would love to help you and your loved ones however we can.

Led by founding partner and attorney Gene Riddle, our attorneys have been recognized by many prestigious organizations (see disclaimer below), including:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • The National Association of Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Super Lawyers

Attorneys Gene Riddle and Adam Smith have additionally been recognized with Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for attorneys, AV Preeminent. Gene is also the 2014 recipient of the Litigator Award (see disclaimer below).

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We understand what you're going through. Our priority is to get you the compensation you deserve and make the entire lawsuit process as easy, convenient, and stress-free as possible for you.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced injury lawyer handling dangerous drug lawsuits, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.

There is never any obligation and we don't get paid unless you do. If we don't recover compensation for you, you won't pay any attorney fees. That's our promise to you.

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-R. Colley, Riddle & Brantley client

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free, no-obligation case review. We offer free consultations by phone, email, text, and video conference. There is no in-person meeting required to get started on your claim.

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*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.

*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the Litigator Award, and other memberships, awards, and accolades, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.