At The Cochran Firm, our talented lawyers know that the suffering from a defective drug can be horrific. Our attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for any injuries you or your loved one has sustained because of a defective drug.
A defective drug is a medication that is either prescribed or purchased over the counter that is supposed to help you, but instead it is dangerous because of some defect in its manufacture or packaging or because the drug did not carry accurate or complete warnings regarding its use. In recent years, some of the most well-known dangerous drugs have been Fentanyl (a patch that releases pain medication), Ortho-Evra birth control, Paxil anti-depressant, Trasylol, Seroquel Vioxx, and Yaz.
There are several parties who may be responsible for injuries sustained from a defective drug, including:
Product liability is the law holds manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors responsible for making and distributing defective drugs. A drug may be defective because of design flaws, manufacturing defects, and insufficient labels and warnings.
Successful product liability claims must prove that your injury was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party. This means that a “reasonable” manufacturer should have known that the drug’s design was defective or could have foreseen the medication causing injuries. A defect in a product is not always obvious. The personal injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm have handled thousands of product liability cases and know what to look for when assessing your particular claim. We closely examine all the contributing factors and draw on our expertise to make sure you are awarded the compensation you and your family deserve.
The best thing you can do is to communicate with your doctor about the medication you plan on taking. Give that person a list of current medications and supplements you are taking, and fully disclose your medical history and lifestyle habits. Ask your pharmacist about the risks and benefits of any medication and the potential dangers of mixing drugs.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective drug, please contact the lawyers at The Cochran Firm today. We serve clients throughout the United States and have the experience and skills to get you the money you deserve.
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