Hurt by a Dangerous Drug in Tampa?
Drug company television advertising promises that a person will feel amazingly better upon using a magical pharmaceutical remedy. But what if you feel worse or you are seriously injured? Defective drugs are placed on the market by pharmaceutical companies which do not test their products thoroughly enough to determine if they are reasonably safe to use.
Drugs Causing Injury, Illness or Loss of Life
Any medication produces drug side effects. The question is: does the product do sufficiently more good than harm? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires pharmaceutical companies to do extensive testing on any new product before it is made available to the public. Regulations require that full information on any known side effects is made available to the consumer and prescribing physician.
This system is not foolproof as evidenced by the number of serious injuries, deaths and drug recalls which we have seen in the past. The real testing occurs after the product is put on the market and is used by consumers for a period of time. If too many people die or file lawsuits for such events as heart attacks, blood clots, strokes, and various other severe injuries, the drug is recalled. Read more about all drug recalls here.
Since 1993, there have been over 1,000 deaths in the United States that can be linked to pharmaceutical drugs. Some of the most recent cases involve injuries related to the following dangerous or recalled drugs:
- Antidepressants and psychiatric drugs
Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries
Florida's product liability laws were established to allow anyone who has been injured by a dangerous or defective product to file a claim for compensation. Our legal team is unyielding in holding negligent drug manufacturers liable for the harm their products cause. Talk to a Tampa medical malpractice lawyer at our firm for an explanation of your rights and a case evaluation by calling The Florida Law Group.