In Washington, defective drugs are all too common and can cause harmful, sometimes deadly side effects.
The most challenging types of claims to manage are ones that arise from defective drugs. Very often, the injuries our clients have received are life threatening and permanent. And managing a claim against a huge drug company, and their teams of attorneys, is a difficult process.
FDA warnings and recalls have been issued for many drugs, including:
- Anti-anxiety drugs such as Paxil;
- Anti-diabetic drugs such as Rezulin;
- Anti-psychotic drugs such as Zyprexa;
- Birth control patches such as Ortho Evra;
- Children’s ADHD drugs such as Ritalin;
- Cholesterol lowering drugs such as Baycol;
- Heart surgery drugs such as Trasylol;
- Pain relievers such as Bextra, Celebrex and Vioxx;
- Weight-loss drugs such as Fen-Phen.
It is staggering to think of the number of people nationally who have been harmed by the very drugs they were told were safe.
Some of the side effects of defective-drug exposure include:
- birth defects;
- heart attacks and palpitations;
- liver failure;
- kidney failure;
- memory loss;
Sometimes, drug defects result from negligence by the manufacturer. In other instances, a drug’s dangers surface only after hundreds or thousands of consumers are harmed by newly recognized side effects. Unfortunately, most drug recalls do not occur until after countless patients have taken the defective drug. It is often the case that neither the patient nor the patient’s doctor knows the full extent of the drug’s dangers.
Anyone injured by a dangerous drug needs experienced legal help.
The Brett McCandlis Brown attorneys have the experience and resources to oversee defective-drug claims, with the goal of managing the claims process, start to finish, so our clients can spend their energy recovering and moving forward.
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Reach out to Paula, Dave, Matt, and Dean if you are struggling with the aftermath of an accident and need some support and advice. They know what you are dealing with now, and they know what you will need to deal with in the future. You will know what to expect, you will know what your rights and options are, and you will not have to deal with insurance companies alone.