There’s no question that certain pharmaceuticals / drugs can help many people improve their quality of life. However, at The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc., we know that some drugs are rushed to market without being adequately tested in clinical trials, drugs are used for “off label” purposes or pharmaceutical representatives intentionally downplay the drug’s risks. Sadly, many pharmaceutical companies simply put profits over safety and innocent consumers are injured or die as a result.
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Can Be Held Responsible
Like any product placed into commerce, pharmaceutical manufacturers and those who sell their drugs can be held liable for design defects, manufacturing defects and for failing to warn consumers about known risks. When found liable, they can be forced to compensate innocent consumers for their injuries or family members for the death of a loved one.
Defective and dangerous drugs come in many forms and can be as simple as aspirin or as complex as heart medications. Pharmaceutical manufacturers have the same duty to provide safe products regardless of what type of drug they make. Some of the most defective and dangerous drugs on the market include:
- Benicar – manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo, this blood pressure medication has been linked to sprue-like enteropathy which can cause serious gastrointestinal problems including colitis.
- Xarelto – manufactured by Bayer AG and Janssen, this blood-thinner medication has been linked uncontrolled bleeding.
- Actos – manufactured by Eli Lilly and Takeda, this diabetes drug has been linked to bladder cancer.
- Testosterone – many testosterone-boosting drugs on the market have been linked to heart attacks and other heart risks.
- Lipitor – manufactured by Pfizer, this cholesterol medication has been linked to Type 2 diabetes.
- Pradaxa – manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, this blood-thinner medication has been linked to severe bleeding.
While the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for investigating new information regarding the safety and efficacy of drugs, they simply don’t have the funding to monitor everything and often rely upon drug manufacturers’ clinical trial results. When pharmaceutical injuries or deaths occur, victims and their families cannot sue the FDA, but they can sue drug makers and sellers.
Turn To an Experienced Cleveland Drug Lawyer
At Robenalt Law, we understand how intimidating it can be for one person to take on a multi-billion pharmaceutical company and its insurers. However, that’s where we can help. We have years of experience in pharmaceutical and bad faith insurance litigation – and are not intimidated by big corporations. Let our experience help you to obtain the compensation you deserve in the form of medical costs, future medical bills, lost wages, the potential of future lost income, physical pain and suffering, emotional pain and suffering, loss of consortium and more.
Keep in mind that Ohio law requires the filing of a defective drug lawsuit (which falls under product liability) within two years after the injury or death, so contacting an experienced Ohio defective drug lawyer as soon as possible is always in your best interests.
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