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When you take a drug prescribed by your doctor, you expect it to be safe, but many times prescription drugs can result in serious harm. Although regulators look closely at new drugs, manufacturers may conceal information, design poor studies, or encourage doctors to prescribe a drug inappropriately to increase sales. When this occurs, people can suffer serious injury or even death.
This page can help you understand how dangerous drugs get to market, but it cannot help you understand the legal options available in your case. If you have suffered injury as a result of a defective drug, you need to talk to a lawyer about your case. We offer free consultations about your legal rights and options at both of our Chicago locations. Please call 312-957-4166 or email Willens Law Offices today to schedule your consultation.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must approve all drugs that are intended to treat medical conditions. The FDA evaluates drugs and looks for potential harm that can result. However, their efforts are hampered by drug companies that withhold information about potential side effects, design studies that conceal these risks, and intimidate scholars and doctors who raise questions about risk.
Other times, drug manufacturers get their drugs approved for people with very serious conditions for whom potential side effects are acceptable. Then, they encourage doctors to prescribe the drug for more minor cases, often without talking about the serious side effects.
Sometimes, manufacturers may release something called a dietary supplement that actually includes drug ingredients. Dietary supplements are not regulated in the same way by the FDA, but when they are shown to contain drugs, they may be investigated.
A recent Supreme Court decision showed that drug companies and drug companies alone are responsible for ensuring their products are safe, as well as that they are appropriately labeled with all associated risks. This ensures that drug companies are held responsible when they attempt to conceal information about dangerous drugs and cannot hide behind an FDA-approved label when side effects they concealed become apparent.
In some cases, though, a doctor may be held responsible for medical malpractice if prescribing a particular drug is deemed inappropriate according to accepted professional standards. Other times, medication errors are responsible for mixing drugs inappropriately.
The Chicago drug defect lawyers of Willens Law Offices can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a drug defect, you may be entitled to the following damages:
We will look at the circumstances of your case and help you understand what damages might be appropriate in your case.
Lawsuits over defective pharmaceutical drugs are complicated and require the assistance of a law firm with experience in handling them. At Willens Law Offices, we have extensive experience in many types of cases, including dangerous drug cases. Our record of successful cases can help you understand our experience. Although we cannot guarantee compensation, we can guarantee a dedicated fight for your rights.
Contact our skilled Chicago product defect lawyers today for your FREE consultation at 312-957-4166 or email Willens Law Offices as soon as possible to find out how we can help you. An attorney can meet you at your home, hospital or at our convenient Chicago office. Attorney consultations are free and you will only be asked to pay attorney fees if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.
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