Defective Drugs

There are more than 50 drugs and medical devices that have caused personal injury to people. Thousands of people have been injured or died because of pharmaceutical drugs. Lawsuits involving pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices fall into three categories. First, a lawsuit may be deemed worthy when the safeguard in the design of the product failed to protect the person from harm. Second, a lawsuit may be deemed worthy when the manufacturer failed to design the product with an alternative that would be safer for the public. Third, a legal claim may be brought against a manufacturer when the manufacturer fails to provide warnings about the drug’s or medical device’s hazard.

The Food and Drug Administration is the government body that is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical drugs. The FDA does not oversee the safety and efficacy of over-the-counter medications. The safety and efficacy of over-the-counter medications is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer. It is important to note that the FDA reviews clinical trial data, often supplied by the manufacturer, during the approval process for new drugs. The clinical trial data shows the results of limited studies involving a limited number of participants. Once a drug is approved by the FDA, the manufacturer creates a warning label and provides a package insert which describes the risks associated with the drug. Sometimes, side effects associated with drugs are not uncovered until the drug reaches the mainstream population. It is important for consumers to read package inserts and understand the risks associated with drugs. For example, Steven’s Johnson Syndrome is a risk associated with over 50 drugs. However, consumers may not be aware that Steven’s Johnson Syndrome, involving skin sloughing of the body, is deadly.

Padove Law represents families nationwide that have suffered personal injury because of pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. Whether the lawsuit is regarding a drug recall or a drug on the market that fails to protect the public from harm, Mr. Padove is committed to defending the legal rights of injured parties. He is currently fighting for the interests of injury victims damaged by Avandia, Levaquin, Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and Gadolinium Contrast Dye that is used in MRI testing.

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