If you have been injured by a prescription or over-the-counter drug, then you may have grounds for a bad drug lawsuit. There is no set symptom that a person must experience in order to sue a drug manufacturer for a defective drug. Injured victims should speak to a personal injury lawyer with experience in handling defective drug lawsuits as soon as possible.
At Angell Law Firm, our Atlanta defective product lawyers have years of experience helping victims of defective drug injuries win their lawsuits. Here are some of the questions we frequently hear from our clients.
What Is A Bad Drug Or Defective Drug?
Whether a drug is a prescription drug or purchased over-the-counter, you have a right to assume the drug is safe to use as intended. The manufacturer has a responsibility to let you know about any potential side effects. When a drug is defective and causes unintended injuries, then it’s considered a bad drug. The side effects of a bad drug vary and can sometimes be severe enough to lead to a victim’s death.
The drug manufacturer is responsible for their intentional or unintentional negligence. Consumers that experience negative effects from a defective drug can sue the manufacturer for damages.
Can I File A Bad Drug Lawsuit In Georgia?
The state of Georgia allows victims of defective drugs to pursue damages through the legal system. The best personal injury attorneys know how to handle bad drug cases and navigate the legal process on your behalf.
Who Is Responsible For My Defective Drug Claim?
In most cases, the manufacturer of the bad drug will be held responsible in a lawsuit. They have a responsibility to the public to make sure that the drugs they put out into the marketplace are safe for use. There are three reasons that a manufacturer can be held responsible for their actions in a bad drug case:
- Insufficient warning: Insufficient warning occurs when the drug manufacturer fails to properly inform consumers about the side effects of taking the drug. An example of failure to warn is when a specific drug has been known to cause death in some patients, but the drug manufacturer does not warn the consumer of this risk.
- Incomplete labeling: In the case of incomplete labeling the drug manufacturer fails to properly label the product informing the customer of the drug’s uses. An example of this incomplete labeling may occur when the manufacturer fails to warn the patient that combining their drug with another can result in negative side effects. Patients that experience injuries as a result of the incomplete labeling can hold the drug company liable.
- Drug defects: If a defect occurs in the manufacturing of the OTC or prescription drug then the drug company can be held responsible. Defects can occur at any stage of development or manufacturing. If at any point the drug becomes harmful for consumption and still makes it to market, then the company is responsible for any injuries.
Contact The Personal Injury Attorneys at Angell Law Firm to Represent Your Defective Drug Suit
The sooner you contact the best personal injury attorney for your case then the sooner you can begin collecting damages. Contact the attorneys at Angell Law Firm and let us start fighting for your settlement today!