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What are Bad Drugs?
A “bad drug” is any medication that allegedly causes injuries, complications, adverse side effects or death as a result of the drug being defective and unreasonably dangerous. Bad drugs can be provided over-the-counter or through a doctor’s prescription. A drug or medication may be dangerous even if it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as the standard for approval of a medication is often different than the standard under which the law determined whether a drug is defective and unreasonably dangerous. Additionally, drug makers have been accused of of hiding drug risks from the FDA and the public in an effort to speed the approval of a drug.
Why Choose a Dangerous Drug Attorney?
Large pharmaceutical companies often have highly skilled attorneys working on their behalf, and it can be difficult for the average person to pursue a dangerous drug claim on their own. Patients and their families may consider working with a bad drugs attorney to recover compensation due to injuries caused by defective medications.
Dangerous drug attorneys can help individuals and their loved ones who have suffered severe side effects and other serious health complications from bad drugs by helping them:
- Understand the extent of their injury
- Organize medical bills and records
- Submit documents to the pharmaceutical companies or their insurers
- Evaluate and negotiate a fair settlement of their client’s claim
Should an affected person pursue a claim, a bad drug attorney can represent their client throughout the legal process and prepare them for trial, if necessary.
How a Dangerous Drug Attorney Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.