Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products
Doctors are expected to be intelligent. They are expected to listen to their patients, diagnose the ailment, and then prescribe the correct drugs. The person is then expected to get well. Unfortunately this does not always occur. In some situations a negligent doctor will prescribe an unsafe pharmaceutical product that has not been properly tested by the drugs manufacturers. This can lead to sickness and even death. In this situation, the drug manufacturer may be liable for the harm. The attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates provide years of courtroom experience to those families and individuals who have been injured due to a defective or dangerous product.
At Duke Burleson & Associates we understand the hardships caused by a loss or injury. The product liability attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates can help with the issues of medical bills, loss of employment, disability, and many other difficult situations.Drug Testing
When drug companies manufacture new pharmaceutical products, they subject the new creation to two levels of extensive testing. During this process, the producers are supposed to compile a list of possible side effects that the drug may cause. Unfortunately, when they submit the new drug to the FDA for approval, they do not re-test the drug. Instead, they review the results and opt to approve or disapprove the product.
When a product is approved, the rationale is that the drug offers more benefits than the potential health risks that may accompany it. While the manufacturer’s list is supposed to be comprehensive, many patients who are prescribed new products experience side effects that were not listed or explained to them as a possibility. In many cases, these side effects are dangerous and potentially life threatening.
The following are examples of dangerous drug situations:
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous drug Duke Burleson & Associates may be able to recover damages on your behalf. This may include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, inability to work, and lost income. Let the product liability attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates get to work for you.