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Dangerous Drugs

Drug manufacturers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and free from unnecessary hazards before they are released to the public. Failure to do so can result in injury and fatality to consumers. When this happens, those responsible for manufacturing, distributing, and advertising these dangerous drugs can be held liable via a product liability lawsuit.

At Williams Cedar, we have a history of successfully handling claims for our clients that were harmed by dangerous drugs. Our experienced legal team is committed to obtaining the highest level of compensation available to those injured by irresponsible drug manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

Holding Drug Manufacturers Liable for Injury

Current litigation includes but is not limited to:

Abilify®

Linked to compulsive behaviors such as gambling

Actemra

Linked to heart failure, stroke, interstitial lung disease and pancreatitis

Benicar

Linked to chronic diarrhea and other GI symptoms

Invokana®

Linked to kidney failure, ketoacidosis, and amputations

Limbrel

Linked to liver damage

Onglyza

Linked to heart failure, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

Proton Pump Inhibitors

Including Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid Linked to kidney disease and kidney failure

Talcum Powder

Linked to ovarian cancer

Taxotere®

Linked to permanent hair and nail loss

Testosterone Therapy

Linked to heart attacks

Viagra and Cialis

Linked to melanoma

Viberzi

Linked to pancreatitis

Xarelto

Linked to uncontrollable bleeding and death

Zofran

Linked to facial and cardiac birth defects

Consumers who have suffered from a dangerous drug can bring suit against pharmaceutical companies in individual or multi-plaintiff lawsuits. Defects in the design or manufacturing of a drug, deceptive marketing, and failure to adequately warn consumers about a drug’s dangerous side effects can result in drug companies being held liable for injuries sustained from their product. Flaws in the design of drugs or problems relating to their manufacture can expose consumers to toxic reactions and infections. Advertising campaigns that downplay possible drug interactions or harmful side effects of a medication increase the possibility of injury or fatality when physicians, pharmacists, and consumers rely on blind trust when using the drugs. Failure to put adequate warning labels on product containers or in advertisements also puts consumers at risk.

Individual product liability lawsuits and mass tort litigation have resulted in numerous claims against some of the largest pharmaceutical companies. Billions of dollars have been paid out by these companies, but their profits continue to rise. Some of the most dangerous drugs that have faced litigation include those designed to lower blood pressure or cholesterol, improve sexual performance, reduce the hot flashes associated with menopause, and relieve arthritis pain.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a dangerous drug, it is imperative to contact a reliable product liability lawyer as soon as possible. Laws vary by state, but the average statute of limitations is one to two years following the injury. We understand the laws and limitations set forth by Pennsylvania courts and work diligently to ensure that your case is presented within these time restraints.

Pennsylvania Product Liability Lawyers at Williams Cedar Help Victims Injured by Dangerous Drugs Claim Compensation

Pennsylvania dangerous drug lawyers at Williams Cedar are committed to helping our clients take on manufacturers of dangerous drugs and hold them accountable. Call us at 215-557-0099, or contact us online to schedule a consultation today. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping you claim the justice and compensation you deserve. Our offices are located in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey and we serve clients nationwide.

Dangerous Drugs

Pharmaceuticals are big business, with the potential for huge profits for manufacturers of prescription, over the counter, and herbal drugs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates that manufacturers be compliant with strict regulations before a pharmaceutical product can be approved. Despite these mandates, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports over 40,000 fatalities each year related to dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, which is more than the number of people fatally injured each year in traffic accidents in the United States.

Pharmaceutical companies rely on huge profits and will often rush their testing and trials of new drugs before they submit them to the FDA for approval. Misleading test results and hidden dangers lead to federal approval of drugs that are then marketed to doctors and pharmacists who prescribe them to the general public. Injuries and fatalities are sometimes the FDA’s first indication that a drug is more dangerous than they were led to believe.

Statistical data reveals that the largest number of injuries or fatalities reported from a drug occur within the first 12 months of the product’s release to the public, indicating that there were insufficient tests and product trials done before the drug was approved. Misleading results from unreliable information leads to FDA approval, which then leaves the general public prone to being the test market for the drug’s safety. Injuries and fatalities from the dangerous drug can be prevented with responsible and reliable drug trials conducted prior to distribution.