Contact Us

Defective Drugs
*    Denotes required field.

   * First Name 

   * Last Name 

   * Email 


Cell Phone 

Street Address 

Zip Code 



   * Name of drug: 

Date you started taking this drug:

Date you stopped taking this drug:

Please describe side effects:

For verification purposes, please answer the below question:

No Yes, I agree to the Parker Waichman LLP disclaimers. Click here to review.

Yes, I would like to receive the Parker Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

please do not fill out the field below.


Defective Drugs
Parker Waichman Nursing Home Abuse Mobile App

Get our Defective Drugs app for iOS and Android devices.

Your Personal Injury Lawyer - Parker Waichman LLP Android app on Google Play

Just Because a Doctor Prescribes a Drug Doesn’t Mean It’s not Dangerous or Defective

Just Because a Doctor Prescribes a Drug Doesn't Mean It's not Dangerous or Defective

Just Because a Doctor Prescribes a Drug Doesn't Mean It's not Dangerous or Defective

Today, the pharmaceutical industry is producing drugs aimed at just about every ailment known to man, adding years to nearly everyone’s life, if not outright saving them. They also enable us to live a better-quality lifestyle for a much longer period of time.

Regrettably, some of the drugs these companies manufacture can ultimately prove to be defective, as well as dangerous – and even deadly. Sometimes it may take years for the side effects to even emerge – which means that ultimately some drugs on the market may end up doing more harm than good.

Like any other for-profit corporate entity, pharmaceutical companies are motivated, in varying degrees, by profit. Sometimes profits are more important than people. Anyone who reads the newspaper knows this to be a fact. In many a lawsuit, a pharmaceutical company will be charged with having known full well about some harmful side effect tied to its flagship billion-dollar powerhouse drug – in some instances, many years in advance of this fact’s public disclosure. Companies hide clinical evidence that a drug may be defective in order to gain the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval, and to not create obstacles to sales.

Prescription drugs with deadly or dangerous side effects are sometimes rushed to market without adequate testing, and often people are injured or die before the FDA can identify these drugs as having dangerous side effects that can far outweigh whatever benefits the marketing group had touted.

When an FDA classification leads to a drug recall and when an injury occurs, a lawsuit is frequently filed; drug recall lawsuits typically fall into a range of categories, including drug injury, product liability or medical malpractice lawsuits against drug companies.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a prescription drug, you may have valuable legal rights. Parker Waichman LLP urges you to contact us by completing the form at right or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

To view more information involving a specific defective drug, drug recall, or drug lawsuit, please click on one of the links listed below.

If the defective drug you are looking for is not below, please visit our Defective Drugs Archives page for additional articles about defective drug lawsuits that Parker Waichman LLP has defended for our clients.

To view defective drug videos from our attorneys Click Here.


Defective Drugs

Defective Drugs NewsRSS Feed

Invokana and Other Diabetes Meds Raise Risk of Limb Amputations

May 24, 2017
According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), patients with diabetes who take Invokana, or other sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2)...

Study: Many Drug Safety Issues are Only Detected after Approval

May 10, 2017
In One-Third of Drugs, Safety Issues Identified after Approval A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)...

Former J&J Executives Charged and Convicted of Off-Label Marketing

May 9, 2017
Two former Johnson & Johnson (J&J) executives have been charged and convicted on off-label marketing charges spotlighting prosecutions...

2nd MDL Granted for Mirena IUD Intracranial Hypertension Lawsuits

May 4, 2017
Mirena IUD Pseudotumor Cerebri Claims Consolidated in New York The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has granted a second...

Study Results Show Link of Propecia Use with Continued Erectile Dysfunction

May 4, 2017
A new study by researchers at Northwestern University has found that men who take the hair-loss medication Propecia may suffer from erectile...

New Study Warns of Kidney Damage Link to Prilosec Heartburn Med

May 3, 2017
New Study Warns of Kidney Damage Link to Prilosec Heartburn Med Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of drugs taken to treat conditions such...

Antibiotic Use May Increase the Risk of Miscarriages

May 2, 2017
Canadian scientists conducted a research project that revealed that common antibiotics taken during pregnancy may increase the risk of...

Invokana Diabetes Drug Under Fire for Ketoacidosis

Apr 21, 2017
Invokana is a type 2 diabetes drug that is coming under scrutiny as lawsuits mount from plaintiffs coming forward alleging that the manufacturers...

Medication Increases the Risk of Recurrent Falls

Apr 18, 2017
Researchers have found that low-extremity osteoarthritis (OA) patients who take opioids or antidepressants have an increased risk of repeated...

Aspen Pharmacare Plotted to Drive Up Prices of Chemotherapy Drugs

Apr 17, 2017
A leaked email exchange indicates that employees at the international pharmaceutical company Aspen Pharmacare discussed a plot to destroy stocks of...

Expedited Drug Approval Pathways Could Compromise Safety

Apr 11, 2017
Biotech companies have hailed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent speeding up of the drug approval process. Drug makers, which have...

Study: Antibiotic Overuse May Increase Bowel Cancer Risks

Apr 7, 2017
U.S. Study Finds Antibiotic Overuse May Increase Bowel Cancer Risks A new United States study has found that the overuse of antibiotics might...
Parker Waichman Accolades And Reviews Best Lawyers Find Us On Avvo