Defective Drugs

Defective Drugs

According to the American Medical Association, pharmaceutical injuries--or adverse reactions to prescription drugs--are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. While this figure is staggering, it fails to include the deaths and injuries resulting from drug abuse or prescription errors. The AMA states that reactions to prescription and over-the-counter medications, ôkill far more people annually than all illegal drug use combined."

Each year thousands of unsuspecting people are injured by defective drugs. In order to prevent these defective drugs from reaching the public, certain protocols and regulations have been established and placed on the manufacturers by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. When a company fails to properly investigate their product and/or fails to report any problems or side effects, they put the public's health in jeopardy. Injuries sustained from using defective prescription drugs can not only cause tremendous pain but also financial hardship.

In recent years, the scrutiny over the pharmaceutical industry and FDA has been especially high. This is due, in part, to major drug and medical device recalls nationwide. Several FDA agency whistleblowers and respected medical professionals have spoken out about dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and dodgy industry practices. These recent developments highlight the failures of a system designed to ensure consumers receive safe and effective pharmaceutical products.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in identifying and vigorously pursuing claims for all of our clients who have been affected by these products. If you or a loved one has been affected by use of pharmaceutical drugs, please view our information pages for the cases currently being taken by the attorneys at Dennis A. Lopez & Associates.