What should I know about pharmaceutical liability?
When you are prescribed a medication by your doctor, you generally trust that it will help the health issues that you may be experiencing that caused you to need the medication in the first place. You trust that the Federal Drug Administration has tested the drug in order to make sure that there are no detrimental effects to your health as a direct result of the drug. Unfortunately, there are times in which the pharmaceuticals are later found to have harmful repercussions on the health of those who used them.
If you or a loved one has faced serious health issues or death as a result of a pharmaceutical drug, you may have a case. The pharmaceutical manufacturer may be found liable for the wrongful death or injury of the party in question. Establishing liability in this type of case can be difficult because pharmaceutical companies will likely try to argue that every drug has risks. You will have to prove that the pharmaceutical company is liable, which is not an easy task. You may find that it was not the fault of the pharmaceutical company at all, and instead is the fault of the doctor who treated you incorrectly. However, with an experienced legal team, you may be able to bring a case and be awarded damages for your injuries, pain and suffering, or wrongful death, if that is the case.
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