It’s happened before, more than once. A pharmaceutical corporation puts profit above consumer safety and pushes a new product into the marketplace with aggressive advertising. When doctors and pharmacists recommend them, we assume these drugs are safe; when they’re not, the innocent can suffer. The hustle for instant profits means the FDA conducts only short-term tests on most new drug products; the long-term effects of any new drug are impossible to predict in advance. When a pharmaceutical drug is responsible for a serious personal injury, the victim may be able to file a product liability lawsuit.
For a victim to win a pharmaceutical product liability claim, he or she must prove: that the injury was caused by using the product as it was meant to be used; that the product was defectively manufactured or wrongly marketed (improper marketing includes failure to warn about a drug’s dangerous side effects); and that the defect or improper marketing was the specific cause of the personal injury. Defendants usually try to prove that the personal injury had some other cause. That’s only one of the reasons why you need an experienced product liability attorney working for you if you’ve been injured by using a pharmaceutical drug.
A good product liability lawyer is an attorney with experience against the pharmaceutical manufacturers, someone who can gather whatever evidence and testimony you need to win. An experienced product liability attorney has the resources to go the distance if your case becomes a long trial. He or she will have the expertise to cast doubt on the defendant’s evidence and witnesses. A good product liability lawyer will defend your rights at every stage of the legal process. If you – or a member of your family – have suffered due to using a pharmaceutical drug, speak to an experienced product liability attorney right away, and start receiving the compensation you deserve.