Common Questions – Dangerous Drug Claims
National Dangerous Drug Attorney
Pharmaceutical medications are regulated by the FDA and prescribed by licensed physicians. That makes it even more alarming that 40,000 people are killed by pharmaceutical drugs every year. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous drug, our first advice is to seek legal assistance from a knowledgeable dangerous drug lawyer.
At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP, we focus our practice on assisting individuals harmed by dangerous drugs and medical devices. We care about our clients, and use state-of-the-art techniques to recover fair and just compensation for those who have suffered serious side effects from dangerous drugs. We have a strong track record of large settlements and favorable verdicts, as evidence by our membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. We have provided answers to some common questions about dangerous drugs here.
Can I trust the FDA?
Unfortunately, there are a number of FDA approved drugs on the market today that have serious side effects. In some cases, the side effects are not frequent or serious enough to warrant FDA warnings or a recall. In some cases, safety studies presented by pharmaceutical companies have been falsified or slanted. The FDA relies on information provided by the pharmaceutical companies. Pharmaceutical manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry, motivated by corporate profit.
What are common side effects of drugs?
Common side effects from pharmaceutical drugs include dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, skin reactions, pain, and drowsiness. Dangerous side effects, although less frequently occurring, are infinitely more devastating. They include slow or immediate death, total or partial paralysis, severe pain, loss of control over bodily functions, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, stroke, cancer, birth defects, and suicide.
Why aren't all dangerous drugs recalled immediately?
Dangerous drug side effects sometimes are not known until the drug has caused many injuries. When the FDA has been informed of the serious side effects through consumer reporting, the FDA and drug manufacturer decide whether or not to recall the drug. If it is determined that the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks, it will be left on the market. The FDA may require additional warnings on the packaging or alert doctors and pharmacists to the dangers.
Contact our firm for experienced counsel after suffering a serious condition, illness or losing a family member. Our dangerous drug lawyer is ready to get to work for you.