Dangerous Drug Attorney in Georgia
Some pharmaceutical drugs can cause severe injuries or, in some cases, even death. These cases have not only physical and emotional effects, but financial ones as well. Injured parties or their families can bring lawsuits against the drug manufacturer or other parties to recover damages. John Morrison is a dangerous drug attorney in Georgia who can help you bring your claim and prove your entitlement to compensation.
How do I prove liability?
To be eligible to file a claim, you need to be able to prove, at a minimum, that you used the medication correctly and as intended and that it caused you harm. Claimants generally must prove that the manufacturer or another party was negligent, such as not revealing the risks and complications associated with the drug.
Below is a brief discussion of how manufacturer negligence can cause serious harm.
Some cases involve improper manufacturing processes that increase the risk to consumers. An example is the meningitis outbreak associated with steroid injections created at a drug compounding facility.
Failure to warn:
Some manufacturers are liable for failing to disclose risks associated with the drug. Drug manufacturers are required to warn of any known side effects and risks per FDA standards.
Improper marketing of a drug:
Drug manufacturers “market” their drugs to consumers as well as medical professionals. While doctors may use drugs for off-label uses, drug manufacturers may not market them for uses for which the FDA did not approve them.
You may be able to name parties involved in the manufacture, distribution, sale, or recommendation of the product in the claim, depending on how the drug injured you and other details.
What pharmaceutical drugs are currently involved in lawsuits?
At any given time, there are many ongoing drug injury cases. Below is a partial list of lawsuits or potential lawsuits against drug manufacturers:
- Androgel and other testosterone products for alleged associations with heart-related conditions and problems
- Byetta, Janumet, Januvia, and Victoza for alleged associations with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
- Crestor for alleged associations with liver damage and type 2 diabetes
- Cymbalta for alleged associations with severe withdrawal symptoms
- Depakote, Effexor, Lexapro, Prozac, Zofran, and Zoloft for alleged associations with birth defects.
- Invokana for alleged associations with ketoacidosis
- Kazano, Nesina, and Oseni for alleged associations with heart failure, pancreatitis, and cancer
- Viagra for alleged associations with susceptibility to melanoma
If you suffered serious injuries or a loved one suffered fatal injuries after taking a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, speak with an attorney at the Law Offices of John Morrison. Contact us today at 770-951-8900.