Modern medications have saved many lives and relieved suffering for millions of people in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and worldwide. But sometimes, in a rush to get a new product to market, a drug company does insufficient testing for possible dangers and side effects. When this happens, the hazards of the medication do not become apparent until patients are injured or killed. A prescription drug recall often comes too late for many victims.
If a manufacturer puts a product on the market that is unreasonably dangerous when used as intended, that manufacturer can be held liable in a product liability lawsuit. Whether the drug was negligently designed, or was accompanied by insufficient warnings of potential side effects, injured victims are entitled to recover compensation. When a patient dies, their family members may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to recover for their loss.
Prescription drug defect cases are complex. They require the careful review of voluminous medical records, design and manufacturing records, and records of approval proceedings before government regulatory bodies, like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They require expert testimony to prove liability and damages. Cases involving defective drugs are best handled by a knowledgeable law firm that has earned a reputation for success in this field.
Our law firm has a solid track record of success in defective drug cases. We are experienced in both individual and class action litigation, and we have handled cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the United States. To learn more about our pharmaceutical product liability practice, please visit our Dangerous Drug Attorneys in Philadelphia web page.