Every year pharmaceutical companies manufacture and market hundreds of new medications every year. Before these prescriptions reach consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates and approves them for public use. However, even with regulations in place, pharmaceutical drugs can later prove to be dangerous to human health. Thousands of individuals are killed by pharmaceutical drugs every year, and many of these drugs have dangerous side effects despite FDA regulation.
Causes of Dangerous Prescription Drugs
The pharmaceutical market earns billions, with mounting pressure to keep profits up. Unfortunately, many pharmaceutical companies put profits over the safety of consumers. When companies prioritize profits over the safety of consumers, unsafe drugs end up in the market and in the homes of innocent people.
What can cause dangerous prescription drugs?
- Poor manufacturing
- Inadequate safety testing
- Faulty packaging
- Poor labeling
- Misinformed marketing
Prescription drugs can quickly turn into dangerous drugs when a manufacturer or marketer fails to ensure the safety of their product. In some cases, drug manufacturers are to blame for negligence. In others, testing labs could be at fault for not conducting thorough drug safety tests. In cases like this, some may choose to file a lawsuit over dangerous drugs.
Why File a Lawsuit Over a Dangerous Drug?
Failure to ensure a product’s safety or warn consumers about the hazards of a product can be considered negligence under U.S. law. So, when an individual is hurt by a dangerous prescription drug, many times they will file a lawsuit against the manufacturer to regain compensation for the injuries the dangerous drug caused.
Technically, lawsuits filed for dangerous product, like some prescription medications, are called product liability lawsuits. Filing a product liability lawsuit for a dangerous drug can not only help you obtain the compensation you need to recover, but it can also protect other consumers from injuries. By officially calling a manufacturer out for their negligence, it places their actions under scrutiny of the law and holds them accountable for their actions. This helps make sure a company’s unsafe practices do not harm other consumers. Therefore, your claim can not only make a difference in your personal life, but also the greater public good.
You should be able to trust the drugs that are being prescribed to you. When drug companies violate your trust by releasing dangerous pharmaceuticals, let our legal team seeks justice on your behalf. By pursuing a claim with an experienced product liability lawyer, you can make sure you present the strongest claim possible so it stands against the opposing party. At the McGartland Law Firm, we do not stop fighting for your rights until we get the maximum compensation you are entitled to by law. You are not alone during this process – we will be with you every step of the way.