Prescription medications are created to help treat and relieve medical illnesses and symptoms. But with the thousands of new drugs out on the market today, there are also a wide range of known and unknown of side effects.
Have You Been Affected By A Defective Drug?
If you’ve taken a prescription drug and experienced unknown side effects, you may have cause to fight for compensatory damages. A drug may be deemed defective in some of the following cases:
Drug Company Misconduct
If the drug company withheld information from the FDA, filed false information with the FDA, tested the drug on a small number of people or conducted their drug trial for an inadequately short amount of time, they may be at fault.
Unknown Serious Side Effects
If you are taking a prescription drug that has serious side effects that are not listed on the label, you may be able to build a case.
If your child develops a birth defect because you were taking a prescription drug, you may be able to pursue compensatory damages.
Prescription drugs can cause death in rare cases. If your loved one died due to a prescription drug, you may be entitled to compensation.
Common Defective Drugs
While the list of defective drugs is growing as new drugs are released, below is a list of drugs that have been known to be defective (not an exhaustive list):
- Zicam Cold Remedy (certain applications)
- Yaz®, Yasmin®
- Prozac®, Paxil®, Effexor®, Lexapro®, Topamax®, Depakote®, Accutane® and Zoloft® (when taken during pregnancy)
- Diabetes drugs – Actos® and Avandia®
- Heart disease and stroke drugs – Zocor®, Crestor®, Pradaxa®
Contact a Leading Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a prescription drug, contact the experienced medical malpractice and defective drug lawyers at Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP in Atlanta.
With over 40 years combined law experience, the legal team of Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP understands what it takes to find you the justice and compensation you deserve.
For a free consultation, call our office at 404-845-0012 or contact us online.