Pharmaceutical liability is a very important topic, especially when it comes to our health and well being and the state of Texas is particularly concerned. If you or your loved ones have been negatively affected by a medication, Texas law allows you to file a case against the responsible parties. Big pharmaceutical companies appear to be all-powerful. However, with the help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer you can get the appropriate compensation for your medical bills, lost time, pain and suffering.
Pharmaceutical Liability and Injuries
Any serious side effect or injury resulting from the use of a defective or ill-prescribed drug refers to as a pharmaceutical injury. US Food and Drug Administration does its level best to ensure only the safe and effective drugs make it to the consumers. However, unsafe drugs do sometimes make it into the market and may cause any of the following serious injuries:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Attack
- Organ Failure
- Kidney Failure
- Liver Malfunction
- Blood Clots
- Increased Potassium Levels in the Blood
- Birth Defects
The Role of Pharmaceutical Companies when it comes to Pharmaceutical Liability
Big pharmas are usually concerned with their bottom line. They are responsible to follow highest standards while developing, testing, manufacturing and packaging the drugs and medications. However, halfhearted measures to test the efficacy as well as the related side effects of drugs can lead to drugs that do more harm than good.
In Texas, the pharmaceutical injuries are covered under the product liability act. Following types of product liabilities can be ascertained when it comes to defective drugs:
- A claim can be filed against pharmaceutical companies for improper testing or manufacture of defective drugs.
- A pharmaceutical company can be held accountable if it allowed drugs with dangerous side effects to be accessed by the public.
- Poor marketing and labeling of the drugs can also leave pharmaceutical companies vulnerable to legal consequences.
Who is Responsible in a Pharmaceutical Liability Case?
The big culprit is a pharmaceutical company that fails to do what’s necessary to keep defective drugs out of the reach of public. However, pharmas are not the only parties that can be held accountable for pharmaceutical companies. Any party that facilitated the use of injury-causing drug can be held liable. You can file a suit against any of the following parties, depending on their hand in injury:
Pharmaceutical Company: A defective drug or improper distribution and marketing procedures can lead a drug manufacture to be charged.
Your Doctor: If your doctor prescribed you the wrong or a defected drug, he/she can be held responsible.
The Hospital: Your hospital can be deemed liable if it has the policy of prescribing injury-causing drug.
A Pharmacy: If your pharmacist gives you the wrong prescription, he/she will be liable.
The Laboratory: The laboratory responsible for drug testing can also be held responsible, if it failed to follow the prescribed procedures to determine the safety and efficacy of the drug in question.
How Can We Help?
It is not easy to file a case against large pharmaceutical companies. They have all the experts and resources at their disposal to prove their innocence. It is absolutely essential to benefit from the services of a resourceful and experienced law firm like The Law Firm of Aaron Perry, PLLC. We are willing to work closely with you to prove that you were severely injured by the drug and that you deserve to be compensated for your inconvenience and injury.