Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy Liability
New York Dangerous Drug Attorneys
In recent years, more and more drugs have been placed on the market that have caused serious injury and death. While the politics of FDA approval and lobbying efforts on the part of big pharmaceutical companies play a role in why dangerous drugs make it onto drug-store shelves, victims of dangerous drugs have little recourse but to seek damages in court. At the Brooklyn, New York law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, our lawyers work with medical professionals, researchers, and drug experts in seeking damages against the makers of dangerous drugs. While the dangers of certain drugs like Vioxx and Bextra are now well known and documented as a result of the lawsuits surrounding them. The health risks associated with other medications are only now being established. Our office has the experience and successful track record, technical knowledge and expert witness resources needed to take on pharmaceutical giants like Merck, SmithKlineGlaxo, Pfizer, Bayer, and Johnson & Johnson in dangerous drug litigation.
To schedule a free consultation to determine the nature of your injuries and the strength of your case, contact the personal injury attorneys at the law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters today.
In addition, sometimes the error is when a prescription is filled for the correct medication in an improper accent, or with a medication with a similar sounding name. The experienced attorneys at the law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters represent clients in cases involving the following drugs:
- Ortho Evra
- Paxil birth defects
- ReNu contact lens solution
Liability - Establishing Negligence
Drug manufacturers often argue that every drug poses risks — even something as safe as aspirin can cause serious side effects in some people. From a legal perspective, however, the issue is foreseeability and whether or not a pharmaceutical manufacturer exercised due diligence in its duty of care towards the safety of others. In some cases, research conducted by a drug manufacturer indicates an increased risk for serious medical complications.
In the case of Vioxx, Merck's own research indicated it increased one's risk for heart attack. In the case of OxyContin, executives for Purdue Frederick, a subsidiary of Purdue Pharma, deceptively marketed the drug by downplaying its addictive nature in order to increase sales. In these cases and others, pharmaceutical manufacturers chose to ignore known dangers or deceptively market their products.
Unsure If You Have a Case? Contact Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters
While each drug is different, the most common serious side effects of these and other drugs are skin lesions, heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (blood clots), kidney failure or other organ failure, water retention, high blood pressure, gastro-intestinal problems, even death. If you've experienced serious, life-threatening side effects from these or other drugs, contact the dangerous drug attorneys at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters. Our lawyers can evaluate your case and determine if you have a cause for action.