You trust that your prescribed medications are safe when you take them. And they should be. Billions of prescriptions are written every year. Sometimes, the drugs you count on to reduce pain and improve your life can be defective and have devastating effects.
If you find yourself the victim of defective drugs, then you need to contact a personal injury attorney with the experience to handle your case. The Atlanta defective product attorneys at Angell Law Firm have represented the victims of defective drugs for many years. In this time, we’ve answered many questions about defective drug lawsuits. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we hear.
What are Defective Drugs?
When the negative effects of a medication outweigh the benefits of the drug, then it can be considered defective. The symptoms of defective drugs can vary, but in general, they cause suffering or injuries that can last a lifetime or impact the quality of life. These consequences are severe and sometimes, life-changing. Unfortunately, in a lot of situations, the bad prescription drug can even be lethal.
What Are The Side Effects Of Defective Drugs?
A defective drug can cause various injuries, depending on the type of drug. Most drugs do have the potential to cause mild to moderate side effects, but defective prescription drugs are different. These drugs can cause severe symptoms and even lead to death.
Here is a list of some of the common injuries caused by bad drugs. It’s important to note that this list does not include every possible symptom of taking a defective drug.
- Heart attack
- Blood clots
- Abnormal function of the liver
- Cancer or increased risk of cancer
- Permanent disability
- Bleeding internally
Who is Liable for My Defective Drug Settlement?
It’s possible for several parties to be held responsible in a defective drug lawsuit. Typically, the liable party is the pharmaceutical company that produced the drug.
The company can be held liable in a number of ways. Three ways that a court may determine that the party is responsible include strict liability, negligence, and a failure to warn. Here is an explanation of each type of responsibility.
When a person takes the drug as prescribed or directed and experiences severe effects, the manufacturer can be held responsible regardless of whether they were negligent.
In the case of negligence, it’s determined that the manufacturer was careless or reckless in producing the drug or in the testing phase.
Failure to Warn
This type of liability occurs when a drug manufacturer fails to inform the consumer of potential side effects and the consumer is injured as a result.
Contact a Defective Drug Lawyer in Georgia and South Carolina
If you find that you or a loved one is the victim of defective drugs, then you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. For the best chance of a fair settlement, you need to hire someone that is experienced with the laws concerning defective drug cases.
You need the help of the top legal team at Angell Law Firm. We help clients in Atlanta, Georgia, Toccoa, Georgia, and Greenville, South Carolina, get the compensation they deserve for their defective drug cases. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us fight for your rights in court!