Indian River County Dangerous Drugs Lawyer
A large percentage of Americans regularly take medications for various reasons, but normally in the interest of bettering their health and well-being. Many medications are widely prescribed and relied upon. Although prescription medications are tested, regulated, and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), multiple prescribed drugs have adverse side effects that cause more harm than benefit to the patient. In some instances, these side effects could have been avoided.
The long-term effects of a dangerous drug can be dire and long-lasting. If you or a loved one feel as though you have felt the effects of a dangerous medication, reach out to a professional attorney. Kogan & DiSalvo’s team of experienced Indian River County dangerous drugs lawyers can be powerful legal advocates.
When is a Drug Dangerous?
Drugs and medications, as mentioned, are tested and regulated by the FDA before they are allowed to reach the market for prescription purposes. However, in a competitive economy where manufacturers are eager to get ahead of their rivals, many drugs are rushed to market before they are fully understood.
Manufacturers have the sole ability to properly label their drugs and medications, therefore the responsibility is solely theirs to ensure they know the complete effects and risks associated with their products. However, in their efforts to get ahead of profits, they will sometimes not do their proper diligence in testing and exploring these medications.
In these instances, the risks associated with their products are increased. Even more troubling, perhaps, is that some manufacturers may actually be aware of their products’ dangers, but are willing to risk their discovery as long as they turn a profit beforehand. A group of Indian River County dangerous drugs lawyers could provide more insight regarding this subject.
Drugs can also be dangerous when there are design flaws and production defects associated with the medicines. There are other ways in which a drug can be deemed dangerous:
- When a medical product is produced and distributed without sufficient studies conducted that explore long-term effects
- When a product is manufactured in a non-FDA approved site
- When a product’s side effects were not disclosed, were misrepresented, or were underplayed
- When a product is not sufficiently tested because it is so similar to an already FDA-approved medicine that is already available for prescription.
Liability for Indian River County Injuries
When a patient is prescribed a medication that has harmful side effects, they may be able to file a claim against any number of parties for negligence, failure to warn, and/or strict product liability. A knowledgeable team of Indian River County dangerous drug lawyers may be able to help an afflicted party bring a suit against any or all of the following for one or more of the aforementioned claims:
- The manufacturer of the medication
- The pharmacy that issued the prescribed medication
- The hospital where a patient is treated
- The marketing or pharmaceutical sale representatives
- The doctor who prescribed the prescription
- The facility where the drugs were tested
Many of these entities have powerful legal advocates of their own that can make recovering fair compensatory damages difficult. Luckily, a team of resourceful dangerous drug attorneys can hold them accountable for any injuries they may have contributed to.
Contact an Indian River County Dangerous Drugs Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has recently suffered a dangerous drug injury, a team of passionate Indian River County dangerous drugs lawyers could help hold the responsible entities who manufactured, distributed, and prescribed the medicine liable.
You do not have to accept the effects of a dangerous drug. To determine your options, call today to schedule a free consultation today. The attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo can help you thoroughly understand your claim.