Can I Trust the FDA?
Dallas Dangerous Drug Lawyer Representing the Injured
The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with the responsibility of regulating and ensuring the safety of medications and medical devices that are made available in the USA. With 40,000 deaths from dangerous drugs every year, and 120 dangerous medical devices recalled from the market since 2001, it would be safe to assume that the FDA has fallen short of the mark in that responsibility. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, you need professional counsel from an experienced Dallas dangerous drug lawyer.
At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP, we have dedicated our practice to helping individuals who have been harmed by dangerous drugs and medical devices. We hold membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. We have a Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Rating. Mr. Jackson is Board Certified® in Civil Trial Law, and has been listed in Super Lawyers® every year since 2004. We have a solid track record of large settlements and favorable verdicts for our clients.
Drugs with Dangerous Side Effects Released Onto the Market
Many FDA approved drugs on the market today have very harmful side effects. Part of the problem is that in many cases, the FDA does not do its own testing, but relies on studies provided by the drug companies. Side effects can sometimes remain unknown for months or even years after the drug becomes available to the public. Historically, dangerous drugs cause the most harm within the first 12 months after release. This would indicate that the risks were not fully evaluated before the drugs were approved by the FDA for release to the public.
The requirements for testing a new medication are inadequate. For example, the submission to the FDA allows the drug manufacturer to present positive studies, and not submit ALL research studies regarding a new medication – a very dangerous way to operate, as a drug can then appear to be far more beneficial based upon the research studies submitted to the FDA.
When you are diligently following your doctor's orders, taking the recommended medication to treat your illness or condition, you have a right to expect your medication to be safe, or at least to have been properly warned about any possible side effects that you may experience. Sadly, that is not always the case. The lawyers with our firm have a great deal of experience and a strong history of success in the complex area of pharmaceutical litigation. We offer a free case evaluation to prospective clients. If you have suffered injury from dangerous drugs,