The pharmaceutical industry has created thousands of vital cures which have saved countless lives. Diseases such as HIV, smallpox, polio, measles, yellow fever and malaria are just a few diseases that modern medicine has helped treat. However, sometimes a handful of new drugs turn out to have disastrous side effects. If victims hope to be compensated for the injuries they suffer, they will need an experienced defective drug lawyer to help them during the legal aftermath.
However, these drugs can often cause additional pain, complications, and side effects than they actually cure. Some can even can cause serious health problems. Instead of treating the chronic illness and diseases that they are prescribed for, they will hinder health and well-being. Academic research has shown how dangerous defective drugs can be for the average person. They can negatively impact your health and quality of life.
Although new drugs are rigorously tested and required to meet the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines before being approved for public usage, the dangerous side effects and defects might take years to be discovered. And unfortunately, some pharmaceutical companies know full well their pharmaceuticals cause harmful side effects, but they make the calculation that the potential profits decide the profits greatly outweigh the risks to public health. These companies often hide essential details about out how dangerous a drug really is in order to get FDA approval. While other companies may even rush the drug to the market without the adequate testing on their end. This type of reckless behavior isn’t just immoral, it’s dangerous. Defective drugs can alter the lives of their users and potentially lead to death.
According to federal law, pharmaceutical companies which distribute defective drugs are liable for any and all damages caused to a drug’s victims. When dangerous prescription drugs have been identified as being harmful, they are immediately removed from the market. These drugs are then subject to class action lawsuits. If you have been injured by the reckless behavior of the pharmaceutical industry, you will need a defective drug lawyer to help you get just compensation.
Defective Drugs: Injury Can Be Long Lasting and Serious
Several factors come into play when a defective drug lawyer determines if a defective drug injury lawsuit is viable or not. Here are a few of those factors:
- The type of defective drug used
- The duration of its use
- The reason it was prescribed
- The specific side effects experienced
Defective drug settlements tend to vary from one class action lawsuit to the next. The amount of compensation is determined according to the following criteria:
- The severity of the side effects
- If the side effects are long or short-term
- If the side effects are life threatening
- Any additional treatments or surgeries caused by the drug
Contact a Defective Drug Lawyer With The Advocates
Defective drug lawsuits can be incredibly complex. There are almost always numerous victims. To get you the best settlement possible, the defective drug lawyers at the Advocates can help you receive fair compensation for the injuries you suffered from the pharmaceutical industry’s negligence. Even after a class action case has been settled, pharmaceutical companies will use their high-priced teams of attorneys to keep settlement costs low in order to protect their own profits and self-interests. The Advocates have decades of defective drug injury lawsuit experience and have successfully helped thousands of clients to win settlements for their injuries from the most harmful of drugs, drugs like Fen Phen, Vioxx, Yazz/Yasmin, and Xarelto, as well as many others. Our defective drug lawyers are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. We understand mass tort law inside and out. So, don’t wait to contact a defective drug lawyer with the Advocates today for a free consultation. Call 206-452-4200 today. The Advocates will fight to get you the best settlement possible. Contact us today (206) 452-4200 or chat online right now with a live defective drug lawyer. You deserve an Advocate!
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