Often, prescription medicine or over-the-counter medications may cause severe side effects. However, those side effects should not cause long-lasting, debilitating injury or death. If you or a loved one has sustained such harm, drug manufacturers and those in the distribution chain may be liable for their wrongdoing. Successfully holding those parties accountable can be complicated and intimidating for those unfamiliar with the process. A skilled Greene County dangerous drugs lawyer knows the ropes and can help you recover for your injuries. A compassionate personal injury attorney could help you through each step of the legal process and help you get the compensation you need.
Usually, people see a benefit from the medications they utilize, but in some instances, the consumer could suffer grave injury. The most common types of side effects due to dangerous drugs include:
These catastrophic ailments can occur on an individual basis or to a vast number of consumers, making class action litigation appropriate. Either way, hazardous drug lawyers practicing in Greene County could prepare and present these complex cases to achieve the best settlements or judgments for their clients.
Every drug on the market has some possible side-effects, and drug companies are not required to eliminate all possible reactions. If that were the standard, there would be no medications on pharmacy shelves. Nevertheless, the industry has a duty to produce safe products and warn of potential complications so consumers can make educated decisions.
The Federal Food and Drug Administration regulates the drug industry, holding them to high standards of research, development, testing, manufacturing, and labeling. Despite these safeguards, sometimes things go wrong – accidentally or intentionally – and manufacturers and others involved in the distribution process (testing labs, distributors, physicians, hospitals, pharmacies) may be legally responsible for their role.
Pharmaceutical industry players may be held accountable for negligence that causes personal harm, putting a defective product into the marketplace, or wrongful death per Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13.
Mississippi Code Annotated § 11-1-63 holds defendants strictly liable for making a dangerous drug available to consumers. In other words, the manufacturer and others in the process may be responsible for injuries incurred without demonstrating any negligence. Liability may arise from the defective development of the drug, inadequate packaging and labeling, insufficient instructions, or errors in the production process that result in tainted goods. Also, if drug companies improperly market their products by providing misleading or false information to healthcare workers, they and the healthcare workers may be on the hook for any harm caused.
In a dangerous drug case, the injured party can allege one or all of these theories, depending on the facts of the case. A hazardous medication lawyer experienced in this area can help the injured party compile the necessary facts, retain expert witnesses, and identify which claims may lead to the most beneficial recovery.
Going up against a pharmaceutical giant’s team of high-powered lawyers may seem daunting, but with a Greene County dangerous drugs lawyer on your side, you will be in good hands. Our skilled attorneys do not back down and tenaciously fight for your rights, so you receive a settlement or judgment that fits your injuries. Call today to get started on your case.