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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).

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Families Have New Option for Entering Zofran Birth Defect Litigation

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Xarelto Litigation Raises Safety Questions

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New Lawsuit Blames Bladder Cancer on Diabetes Drug Actos

Jul 12, 2016
A lawsuit filed last month claims that the plaintiff's bladder cancer was caused by the type 2 diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone). The man was...

Xarelto Studies Point to Uncontrollable Bleeding Events, Meanwhile Lawsuits Mounting

Jul 12, 2016
Drug thinner, Xarelto (rivoxaban), marketed jointly by Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has been the focus...

More Actos Diabetes Drug Lawsuits Linked to Bladder Cancer

Jul 8, 2016
New plaintiffs claiming a link between Actos and bladder cancer are still coming forward years after lawsuits concerning the risk of Actos side...

FDA Has Twice Ordered Black Box Warnings for Xarelto

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Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new-generation blood-thinning drug Xarelto in 2011, the agency has ordered two separate...

Xarelto Lawsuits Now Over 5000 and Continuing to Grow

Jul 6, 2016
Barely two months ago, the multidistrict litigation Xarelto lawsuits numbered about 4,500. Today, there are over 5,381 cases pending in U.S. District...

Xarelto Caused Woman's Death Alleges her Son

Jul 5, 2016
Several pharmaceutical companies are being sued by an estate executor who alleges an anticoagulant drug was the cause of his mother's death. On May...

Philadelphia Jury Returns $70 Million Verdict in Risperdal Gynecomastia Trial

Jul 5, 2016
In the largest award yet made in a Risperdal gynecomastia trial, last week a Philadelphia jury awarded $70 million to a Tennessee boy who developed...

Some Diabetes Medications get Stronger Kidney Injury

Jun 30, 2016
Canagliflozin and dapagliflozin are sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors that together with diet and exercise help lower blood glucose...

Invokana Diabetes Drug Caused Stroke Lawsuit Alleges

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Johnson & Johnson, and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, face a lawsuit alleging its diabetes drug Invokana caused a stroke. The suit was...
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