The majority of people in the United States take one or more prescription medications on a regular basis. Big pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars every year. Unfortunately, however, a lot of that money is spent on marketing and advertising rather than on product safety measures, and innocent consumers are often injured as a result. Drug companies have a duty to make safe products and warn consumers of all known risks and side effects.
Attorneys at CaseyGerry know that drug manufacturers are motivated by profits, and doing what is best for the consumer is not always best for the company’s bottom line. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous drug, you need an experienced pharmaceutical litigation attorney who is not afraid to take on big drug companies and other responsible parties.
Since 1947, attorneys at CaseyGerry have recovered more than $25 billion for our personal injury clients, and we continue to raise the bar for legal excellence. Our clients are our priority, and we take all financial risks of litigation for those who have been injured by dangerous drugs. We do not collect attorneys’ fees until you have secured compensation for your injuries and damages.
For more than two decades, our pharmaceutical litigation attorneys have represented injured consumers against dangerous drug manufacturers. No drug company is too big or too powerful for our attorneys. Some of our high-profile cases involve taking on the manufacturers of Rezulin, Propulsid, Metabolife 365, Hydroxycut, Fen-Phen, and Baycol.
We believe in corporate responsibility, especially when it comes to companies that play a major role in consumer health and safety. Drug manufacturers have a duty to perform extensive research and testing before putting a product on the market for consumer use. When negligence and greed lead to dangerous drugs and consumer injuries, pharmaceutical companies should be held accountable.
Extensive research and testing are required to ensure that drugs are safe and effective before they are put into circulation for consumer use. Clinical trial results and data play a critical role in securing the Food and Drug Administration’s approval for new drugs. Pharmaceutical companies are often involved in the drug testing phase, and they frequently influence the outcome of the trials.
Drug companies fund clinical trials, and they have been accused of handpicking the results presented to the FDA. There is an obvious conflict of interest when it comes to drug companies and safety testing. These companies only profit when test results show that their product is safe for consumer use, and they may be responsible for providing inaccurate and misleading test results leading to the FDA approval of dangerous drugs.
Drugs can be dangerous due to defects in the design or construction of the product. Design defects occur when the drug formula as designed is harmful or ineffective for consumer use. Manufacturing defects occur when a drug is tainted or incorrectly constructed during the manufacturing phase.
Most drugs come with some level of risk and danger, and pharmaceutical companies have a duty to warn medical professionals and consumers about all known risks and potential side effects. Unfortunately, drug companies sometimes fail to give proper warnings about known dangers. Even when companies are not initially aware of drug risks and side effects, they have been known to conceal dangers that they learn about after the product is already on the market.
Besides the drug manufacturer, other parties that may be responsible for your injuries and damages include hospitals and medical clinics, the pharmacy where you purchased the drug, the testing laboratory, the prescribing physician, and pharmaceutical representatives. Our pharmaceutical litigation attorneys will go over your case and conduct an investigation to gather evidence and determine liability.
Due to the complex nature of dangerous drug cases, medical experts are typically required to help prove these claims by going over your medical records and doctor’s reports. Our law firm has significant resources and contacts with experts in the medical field who can evaluate your injuries and offer testimony regarding the cause and extent of your injuries.
Drug injury cases almost always involve negotiating with the defendant’s insurance company. Insurance companies can be difficult to work with, and they will generally deny liability to avoid paying the full value of your claim. Our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies, and we will aggressively pursue a settlement that fully compensates you for your injuries and damages.
Common injuries caused by dangerous and defective drugs include the following:
If you lost a loved one due to fatal drug injuries, you might be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. In California, close surviving family members such as spouses and children may pursue compensation for their losses, including:
If your loved one sustained injuries and damages after taking the dangerous drug before he or she died, the personal representative of the estate may pursue those damages on behalf of the deceased. Pain and suffering are not recoverable under a survival action, but the estate may recover compensation for other losses such as medical bills and lost wages.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to dangerous drugs, contact CaseyGerry to schedule a free consultation. Our pharmaceutical litigation attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to handle your claim and fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve. Your financial recovery may include pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earnings, medical expenses, and projected future medical expenses.