The pharmaceutical industry in the United States is highly competitive, causing drug manufacturers to market their products aggressively and keep their eyes on the numbers, instead of the potential problems that their products might cause.
Roughly 200,000 individuals across the country die each year because of harmful side effects and adverse reactions to prescription drugs. Sadly, people who take prescription drugs usually have to suffer injury or even die first before recalls are made for these products.
When a serious injury is sustained or a wrongful death occurs due to a bad product or bad drug and the victim or the victim’s family members can file a claim against the negligent party, this type case falls under personal injury law. Subcategories it may fall under include medical malpractice, medical negligence, pharmaceutical injury, or product failure.
Georgia law holds drug manufacturers and health providers responsible for any medications, drugs and medical devices that are deemed unsafe, such as if pharmaceuticals are incorrectly or improperly designed, manufactured, labeled or inspected. These parties may also be held accountable if they fail to warn the general public on a specific drug’s side potential side effects or dangers.
Examples of drugs that have caused problems or controversy over the last few years include Accutane, Baycol, Oxycontin, Yaz-Yasmin, Vioxx, Chantix, Prempro, Meridia, Lamisil, Lotronex, Ephedra, Fosamax, Paxil, Avandia, Accutane, Celebrex, Darvocet, Darvon, Propulsid, Serzone, and Rezulin.
If you suspect that you have been injured or have fallen ill due to a specific prescription drug, consult with a knowledgeable personal injury or bad drug lawyer as soon as possible. An Atlanta product liability attorney from Ted A. Greve & Associates will be able to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
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If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or illness due to a bad product or drug, call the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. at (404) 647-4074 for a confidential consultation at no cost.