Arkansas Bad Drug Attorney

If you have experienced injuries or have lost a loved one because of a harmful medication, contact the Attorney Group for Arkansas today to learn more about your options.

We offer free, confidential, no-obligation consultations. We can answer your questions, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Arkansas bad drug attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited.

Call us at (501) 392-5277 today for your free case review.

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Why Do We Call Them Bad Drugs?

In many cases, drugs are approved for treatment of a specific medical condition. Prior to approval, the drugs will be tested in clinical trial to determine what side effects the drug causes. Most medications have some sort of side effect, and drug companies are required to provide a label with their products that describe side effects and how common they are. The purpose of this requirement is to allow patients, consumers and healthcare professionals to be fully informed when they choose to take or prescribe a drug.

However, sometimes drug makers fail to disclose known side effects of their drugs, or they do not adequately test their drugs for side effects that are both serious and relatively widespread among people who take the drugs. Drug makers have also been accused of promoting drugs for uses not approved by the FDA (a practice known as “off label” promotion), and without having tested their drugs for these off-label uses. Pharmaceutical companies who have been accused of this practice have paid billions of dollars to the U.S. government in criminal fines and civil penalties.

Aside from government regulation, drugs are products, and as such they are subject to the law of product liability. A drug can be considered bad when it is found to be defective in its design or manufacturer, and when that defect renders it unreasonably dangerous. When these drugs cause injury, injured parties may be eligible to seek compensation for their injuries with the help of an Arkansas bad drug attorney.

Even though the vast majority of medications, when taken as prescribed or indicated, do not cause harm, sometimes people experience serious side effects. When a drug causes harm to a large number of people, drug makers can be liable for injuries—even if the drug has been approved for sale by the FDA.

How an Arkansas Bad Drug Attorney Can Help

Most major drug makers are multi-billion dollar corporations with teams of lawyers at their disposal. They routinely deny that their products are defective or dangerous, and even in situations when a drug obviously causes widespread harm and drug companies voluntarily offer to pay compensation for the injuries they have caused, they will attempt to settle claims for as little as possible.

An Arkansas bad drug attorney can assist people who have suffered severe side effects from dangerous drugs by helping them:

  • Understand the extent of their injury
  • Compile medical records and bills
  • Submit documents to the drug companies or their insurers
  • Evaluate and negotiate a fair settlement of their client’s claim

If it is necessary to file a lawsuit, an Arkansas bad drug attorney can represent their client throughout the legal process and prepare them for trial, if necessary.

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Arkansas Xarelto Lawsuit Attorney

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Arkansas Abilify Lawsuit

Lawsuits allege that the antipsychotic drug Abilify causes compulsive gambling, potentially resulting in severe financial consequences.

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Arkansas Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuit

Although side effects of some chemotherapy treatments include temporary hair loss, Taxotere has been linked to permanent hair loss.

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Lawsuits allege that some patients who took Risperdal experienced lactation, male breast growth and surgical procedures such as mastectomy and liposuction to remove the breast tissue.

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Arkansas Invokana Lawsuit

Ketoacidosis, cardiovascular complications and kidney damage have been allegedly linked to the diabetic drug Invokana.

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Men who take Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction may discover that the medication also increases their risk of developing melanoma, a serious, sometimes life-threatening form of skin cancer.

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Arkansas Onglyza Lawsuit

Onglyza, medication used to treat adults with type 2 diabetes, has been allegedly linked to the development of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, heart failure, and joint pain in patients.

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Millions of Americans use Nexium, however, the medication has been linked to serious adverse conditions, particularly those affecting the kidneys.

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