According to recent studies, 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and more than half of all Americans take two or more medications. As much as a quarter of the population takes five or more prescription drugs.
These medications are intended to help with medical problems and improve health. Unfortunately, some drugs do more harm than good. Some medications cause dangerous unexpected side effects or even death.
The Burnett Law Firm’s national dangerous drug attorneys have decades of collective experience standing up to big drug companies on behalf of those who have been harmed by medications. In class-action lawsuits, multi-district litigation and individual lawsuits, our attorneys have helped clients get the justice they deserve from the drug companies that hurt them. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
Pharmaceutical companies are expected to put new medications through extensive lab tests and clinical trials in order to determine if the drugs are safe and to identify any potential side effects that may arise.
When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves a new medication, the FDA depends on drug companies to provide accurate data and information from clinical trials and other independent studies. The FDA does not have the time, resources or obligation to test medications itself. The duty falls largely on drug companies to ensure they do not endanger the public.
Because it is the job of drug companies to test their medications and ensure they are safe, these companies may be held responsible if a drug turns out to be dangerous. Drug companies are strictly liable, which means that even when a company doesn’t do anything wrong, it may still be held accountable if a medicine causes illness or injury. These strict liability rules exist because drug companies are in the best possible position to prevent harm, which means that they must have a strong incentive to protect the patients who use their products.
Under strict liability rules, injured victims may pursue a claim simply by proving that the medication harmed them even though they used it as intended. The experienced national pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at the Burnett Law Firm can help people recover the compensation they deserve if they have been hurt by medications.
Our defective drug lawyers are not afraid to take on tough cases against some of the biggest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the United States. Riley L. Burnett, Jr., has represented clients who have suffered complications due to many different drugs, including Vioxx, Fen-Phen, Avandia and others. Today, Mr. Burnett and the other attorneys at the Burnett Law Firm handle a wide variety of pharmaceutical injury claims.
When a person is injured from a drug, a lifetime of care may be required and the family may suffer devastating losses. Burnett Law Firm can help families take action to recover compensation from the drug company that was responsible.
You may have the right to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, wrongful death or other economic and non-financial losses.
To learn more or to schedule a free consultation to have your pharmaceutical injury case evaluated, call us at 832-413-4410 or contact us online today to learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. You owe us no attorney’s fees unless we are successful in securing compensation for you.