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From the earliest times in history, people have looked to physicians as the trusted source for medications that cure illness. Today, you go to a doctor, fill your prescription at a pharmacy and take the medication as directed. It never occurs to you the medication may cause side effects that can do more damage than good. In fact, it probably never even occurred to your physician. No doctor would willingly give his patient harmful drugs. Who is responsible then for the increased need for dangerous drug attorneys?
The FDA tests any substance that is consumed by human beings and they are considered trustworthy. Pharmaceutical companies, however, do not always provide the FDA with accurate information. They may inflate the number of patients a drug has been tried on or reduce the number of people who experienced certain side effects. Sometimes a drug is not tested long enough to know what the long-term effects are or how the medication may react in a person’s system if they have other disorders. With this false information, or simply lack of enough information, added to the pressure of pharmaceutical companies to get that drug out to the public, some drugs get approved before they are safe.
When you or a family member have become victims of one of these drugs, you may be angry and confused as to what your rights are and what you can do to help compensate for the pain, sickness or even death. You do not want to seek the services of just any lawyer; you want to find a dangerous drug attorney so you can be sure your interest is being represented by someone who specializes in the laws pertaining to your particular situation. Finding such a lawyer isn’t always easy, especially when you are in the midst of dealing with the adverse results. You need someone you can trust to guide you toward the attorney that will best meet your needs. That is where the Tennessee Attorney Group can help.
How a Tennessee 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.