Boynton Beach Dangerous Drug Lawyer
Floridians spend billions of dollars each year on prescription drugs. Unfortunately, while most drugs must go through a rigorous FDA approval process before they can be sold on the market, that does not always mean the drugs you actually receive are safe and effective. Ultimately, you are relying on the competence and ethics of the pharmaceutical companies to keep you well.
But as we all know, such trust is often misplaced. Every day we see new headlines about the FDA recalling a drug due to reports of “adverse incidents”–that is to say, dangerous and potentially deadly side effects. Sometimes drug manufacturers knew of these risks beforehand and failed to disclose them to the FDA and consumers. In other cases, a previously unknown side effect comes to light but the manufacturer does not act promptly to update its label or withdraw the drug from the market.
If you, or someone in your family, has suffered a serious injury as the result of taking a defective drug, you have the right to seek compensation from the negligent parties. The experienced Boynton Beach dangerous drug lawyers at Leifer & Ramirez have helped many families like yours deal with the consequences of pharmaceutical company negligence. We understand that the FDA’s approval-and-recall process is not foolproof, and that it’s not just a “mistake” when a patient suffers a serious, life-threatening injury as the result of taking a medicine they were led to believe was safe.
Holding Drug Companies Responsible Under Product Liability Laws
Pharmaceutical companies have a legal responsibility to market products that are safe and free from defects. In other words, drug makers are subject to the same Florida product liability laws as any other manufacturer. These laws broadly cover three major categories of defects:
Defective design– In the context of drugs, a defective design claim typically involves how a product is used. In other words, the drug company should have known that, based on how it designed a particular product, there was an increased risk of adverse side effects or injury to the user.
Defective manufacturing– Even when companies properly design and test new drugs, there may be a flaw in the actual process used to manufacture the product. For example, the product contained in a given bottle may contain the incorrect drug or dosage.
Defective labeling– The FDA imposes strict labeling and disclosure requirements on all drugs. If a manufacturer fails to follow these rules, or otherwise omits material information about a known side effect, it can be held liable for consumer injury.
Speak With a Boynton Beach Dangerous Drug Lawyer Today
Dangerous drug cases are among the most complex types of litigation. They frequently involve dealing with scientific experts and multiple defendants. It often takes several years to litigate or settle a case successfully, which is why you need to work with an experienced Boynton Beach dangerous drug lawyer who has been through the process before and can represent your best interests.
Call Leifer & Ramirez to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our team to discuss your dangerous drug case today.