Kinston Dangerous Drug Attorneys
For many patients, medications and other prescription drugs are meant to alleviate pain and discomfort, not to harm you. Even though the FDA requires all pharmaceutical companies to conduct testing on all new drugs, certain drugs approved by the FDA are later recalled because of dangerous side-effects.
Since the beginning of 2018, the FDA has already issued multiple drug recalls. Additionally, other liable parties could include medical professionals for prescribing incorrect medications due to either negligence or poor labeling.
Have you or a loved one sustained a serious condition or injury from a dangerous drug? If so, our Kinston Dangerous Drug Attorneys may be able to help. Contact our Kinston office at (252) 522-1500 or complete our free, no-obligation case evaluation form online today.
Our Experience with Defective Medication Claims
If you were injured by a bad drug or dangerous medication, you might be entitled to compensation from the pharmaceutical company or drug manufacturer. However, filing a product liability suit against the manufacturer can often be complicated. Pharmaceutical companies are usually multi-billion-dollar industries with immense financial and legal resources ready to fight against you. Having an experienced product liability attorney can help ensure that your legal rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.
Whether we file a product liability lawsuit, negotiate for max compensation in a meditation, or fight for your rights in a trial, our dangerous drug lawyers are dedicated to providing justice to our clients. In addition to advocating for your legal rights, we can also provide you with information about class action lawsuits or multi-district litigation if applicable to your case. For more information on defective drugs and ongoing class actions, DrugWatcher, provides timely updates.
Serious Side Effects and Conditions of Dangerous Drugs
Many patients depend on medication to help alleviate pain, cure illnesses and stay healthy. However, some of the over-the-counter medications can have dangerous side effects or even worsen the patient’s condition. In many instances, the FDA issues consumer recalls when a drug has life-threatening side-effects not mentioned on the warning label. However, the FDA will only recall dangerous drugs after patients exhibit serious health issues and concerns. The following is a non-exhaustive list of potential side-effects and conditions a patient can experience after taking a dangerous drug.
- Heart Attack
- Organ Failure
- Psychological Problems
- Birth Defects
- Internal Bleeding
- Muscle and Nerve Damage
The Potential Liable Parties for Dangerous Drugs
Pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers are obligated to test all new drugs for harmful side-effects and life-threatening conditions. Additionally, these companies must consider other potential risks such as interactions with other drugs, different ages of patients and allergic reactions. When a company fails to properly test its products, it could be liable for damages to patients.
In general, the manufacturer is liable for the injuries and other damages that were brought on by the dangerous drugs. For instance, a company might be responsible for damages if it did not conduct proper tests, made a manufacturing error, failed to adequately warn users, or falsely marketed the drug.
Other liable parties could include the pharmacists or doctors who owe a duty to their patients to prescribe the correct medication and issue the proper dosage. When these medical professionals negligently prescribe medications to their patients, victims could be awarded damages.
Important Dangerous Drug Resources
- Zantac – Have you or a loved one suffered from cancer after taking Zantac? You may be entitled to compensation.
- Elmiron – Alarming new research suggests there is a potential link between Elmiron bladder medication and severe eye damage.
- Belviq – Have you been diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq? You may be entitled to compensation
- Metformin – Cancer-causing NDMA has been found in the popular diabetes drug Metformin.
Speak with an Experienced Dangerous Drug Attorney Today
With over 220+ years of combined legal experience, Riddle & Brantley has helped many clients obtain justice. Our Kinston office proudly serves the Eastern region of North Carolina including La Grange, Snow Hill, Greenville, New Bern, Elizabeth City and Morehead City.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured because of a bad drug, speak with one of our Kinston dangerous drug attorneys today. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t pay unless we win your case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. We will even visit you at home, in the hospital, or wherever you are comfortable.