Boca Raton Dangerous Drug Lawyer
Were you or a loved one injured because of a dangerous drug or its harmful side effects? Contact dangerous drug lawyers at Leifer & Ramirez for help. The United States has a plethora of new medications that enter the market on a weekly basis. From heart burn medication to headache medication to the latest diet miracle, each of these medications promises something.
While most must go through the FDA for approval, there are also other drugs that are on the shelf without any formal approval from the government, which means you are relying on the word of the pharmaceutical manufacturer to provide you with a safe drug.
Between the years of 1990 and 2008, the United States saw a spending increase of $40 billion to $234 billion on prescription drugs.
But there are too many consumers who later experience injuries or illnesses due to serious side effects and defective products being released. These injuries are worse than the original condition that required the prescription medication.
Luckily, injured parties who took dangerous drugs have remedies for their losses. The Boca Raton dangerous drug lawyers at Leifer & Ramirez have represented numerous consumers and their loved ones against drug makers for their unsafe products.
Dangerous Drugs are Product Liability Cases
The manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of prescription medications have a duty to the public to foresee any potential issues with that medication.
They are required to deliver products that are safe and free from defects. This responsibility is their product liability, and failure to protect the public could result in a product liability lawsuit.
If you or a loved one was injured because of a medication, then you may file a legal claim for your injuries. In these types of cases, there are three categories your product liability case will fall under:
- Design Defects – The way the product is used should have been perceived as a potential risk by the manufacturer. The individual selling the product should have also noticed there was an increase for injury because of the product’s design. By just changing how it is used or designed, injuries could have been prevented.
- Marketing Issues – If the manufacturer or another party associated with the drug markets it without including proper instructions or warnings, they could be liable for anyone who suffers injuries because of that lack of information. Also, promising that a prescription can do something that it cannot is considering a marketing defect.
- Manufacturing Defects – There are plenty of cases where the manufacturing process leads to a drug defect, such as accidentally putting the wrong prescription in the wrong bottle.
Holding Drug Manufacturers Accountable for their Dangerous Drugs
You may be aware of the long list of warnings that come with most prescription medications. Companies who make, sell or even distribute these medications still anticipate some injuries may occur. But, that does not mean they put out all warnings as directed and required.
A Physician Could be Liable, Too
In these types of cases, it may not just be the company making the drug; it could also be the prescriber or physician. If a doctor does not offer a high standard of care to his or her patients and prescribes drugs they know to be harmful, they are liable for any injuries.
A doctor that purposely prescribes medications because they are receiving kickbacks could also be liable. And, a physician that prescribes off label—meaning prescribing a drug for something other than its original purpose—can be liable for the side effects and injuries associated with that off-label prescription use.
Contact the Boca Raton Dangerous Drug Lawyers at Leifer & Ramirez Today
Do not let drug manufacturers, distributors, sellers and even doctors get away with using these dangerous drugs. If you or a loved one was injured because of a dangerous drug, our team at Leifer & Ramirez is here to help.
We can represent you and your loved ones in a personal suit or class action lawsuit to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation by dialing 561-660-9421.