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Dangerous Drug Attorney MDStanding Up for the Rights of Clients Injured by Defective Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals should make us healthier and assist us in managing or correcting symptoms of a medical condition. When a drug is defective, it not only may not be effective, but it may also cause additional injuries or complications that result in unnecessary losses to consumers.

Defective drugs regularly cause physical injuries that could be prevented by manufacturers. Large pharmaceutical companies have a duty to properly test drugs to ensure safety and identify possible side effects or risks. If there are side effects or risks, and the company decides to go ahead and sell the product, the company should clearly provide all relevant warnings to possible consumers. When a company sells a dangerous product and/or fails to provide the required warnings, people can get hurt and suffer needlessly as a result.

Defective drug and other products liability claims can be complicated and intimidating, as an injured individual will have to go up against a large corporation. These cases also involve technical medical analysis and evidence to prove the company was negligent and caused the harm. Not all law firms have the resources to handle this type of claim, and you should make sure you hire the right lawyer who can help. Call the skilled and experienced attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, for the help and representation you need after a drug-related injury.

Drugs that Regularly Cause Harm

Unfortunately, there is a number of drugs on the market that regularly cause injuries to users. Some drugs at issue in recent lawsuits include the following:

  • Xarelto
  • Lipitor
  • Zoloft
  • Paxil
  • Risperdal
  • Pradaxa
  • Yaz
  • Viagra
  • GranuFlo
  • Depakote
  • Accutane
  • Actos
  • Benicar
  • Crestor
  • Januvia and Janumet
  • Lexapro
  • Prevacid, Nexium, and Prilosec
  • Prozac
  • Testosterone therapy products

Each of the above has unique side effects, many of which can result in serious medical conditions that require extensive treatment. Some side effects can include heart attack, birth defects, suicidal tendencies, stroke, pulmonary embolism, uncontrollable bleeding, liver damage, kidney damage, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Dealing with one medical condition is difficult enough, and when you believe a drug will help you, it can be devastating to learn the drug instead caused additional issues. Victims of dangerous drugs often must undergo treatment, incur bills miss work, and suffer emotional injuries due to their injuries. In some cases, such as those involving cancer or heart attack, a victim who took a dangerous drug will not survive.

Victims and their families should receive full compensation for medical bills, physical and emotional pain and suffering, lost income, wrongful death, and any other relevant losses. This often means filing a claim against a large pharmaceutical company, which is no easy task. You need our attorneys handling your case to ensure you receive the best outcome possible after your unexpected injuries.

Taking on Large Pharma Corporations

Popular drugs are made by large manufacturing companies that market and sell these products on a grand scale. If you want to seek compensation from the manufacturer of your dangerous drug, you may be going up against a giant corporation such as Johnson & Johnson, Merck, or Pfizer. Even smaller pharmaceutical companies have significant assets, especially in comparison to an ill individual. It is no wonder why many people hesitate to file a claim at all, as such opponents can be intimidating right from the start.

Pharmaceutical companies and their insurers know when an injured victim does not have the proper legal representation, and they will certainly take advantage of this fact. They can try to strongarm a victim into accepting a highly inadequate settlement or convince a victim they have no other option but to settle for less than they deserve. Highly qualified legal representation is imperative in every dangerous drug claim.

Pharma companies will try to avoid liability by claiming the injuries did not result from the drug, among other arguments. Our firm has access to medical experts who can analyze your case and identify when a certain drug caused your injuries. We will also investigate whether or not other users experienced the same side effects and injuries. Some cases actually involve many plaintiffs joining together in a single claim pertaining to one specific drug. These class action lawsuits are complex and follow a specific set of rules.

In addition, you will need to prove the damages incurred as a result of your injuries. Our law firm knows how to carefully calculate all your past and future losses to make sure you seek the full amount to which the law entitles you. Such losses can include:

  • Medical expenses – If you suffer an injury due to a drug, you will need proper medical treatment for these new injuries. This can result in bills for emergency treatment, hospitalization, doctor’s visits, further medication, home health care, and more.
  • Lost earnings – When you need extensive medical care, you will likely not be able to work for a period of time – or even ever again. You deserve to receive compensation for all income you lost due to not working.
  • Pain and suffering – The law allows seriously injured victims to recover for intangible losses, as well. These include physical and emotional pain and suffering due to your injuries and the trauma of suffering injuries from what should have been a trusted product.

How Our Maryland Dangerous Drug Lawyers Can Help

Defective and dangerous drug claims are never simple. They can involve many different injured parties, defendants with seemingly endless resources, and complex medical information. You can be sure that pharmaceutical companies will want to avoid liability and protect their products at all costs – even to the detriment of innocent consumers. These companies will have aggressive lawyers, so you should have aggressive representation, as well.

The personal injury attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, stand up for injured people against all types of negligent parties, including large pharma companies. We will not back down. We commit ourselves to obtaining the compensation our clients need and deserve. If you believe a dangerous drug injured you, please do not wait any longer to call (844) 632-7274 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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Date published: 09/06/2018
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