The prescription drug business is huge and estimates put Americans spending at over $500 billion. In addition to the amount of money being spent on drugs, there are also new and potentially better drugs being created each year.
Aaron W. Perry
Even though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the creation, testing, distribution, and use of prescriptions there are still mistakes which can lead to many complications. These complications can range from mental health complications to organ damage or even death.
If you have experienced any complications from prescription drugs you have the right to seek compensation. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries and no one should go toe-to-toe with Big Pharma alone and the Law Firm of Aaron W. Perry, PLLC will fight the drug companies on your behalf.
Negative Effects From Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical drugs are prescribed to cover a wide range of medical conditions. They are created to help people live their lives in a more normal manner, to help fight diseases, to treat chronic conditions, to correct neurological imbalances, and much more.
However, sometimes these same prescription drugs can cause harm to the people who rely on them. With the wide range of prescriptions comes a wide range of negative effects. You may experience some of the following problems if you have been prescribed the wrong drug or the drug itself has been inappropriately manufactured:
- Heart attack
- Abnormal blood pressure
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Birth defects
- Suicidal thoughts
- Brain damage
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
Accountability For Prescription Drugs
In the pharmaceutical industry, there are a number of places a mishap can occur. Liability for a mishap can vary depending on where in the supply chain a mistake occurs. There are three different parties which can be held liable for carelessness: The pharmaceutical company, the pharmacist, and the doctor.
It is important to understand where your prescription error occurred to seek the appropriate compensation.
Pharmaceutical companies are required to perform appropriate testing and seek approval from the FDA for all drugs on the market in the United States. However, this does not mean that each and every drug will be 100% safe. It is important to know drug companies are required to issues warnings about any known side effects caused by their drug(s).
They are required to keep on top of any possible reactions or side effects which may present in users and report any changes in their warnings to the appropriate professionals.
Understand that some prescription drugs are labeled as unavoidably unsafe. That is, some drugs cannot be manufactured in a way which is 100% safe. These drugs can still provide benefits but may still cause some side effects.
Pharmaceutical companies cannot be held liable for any adverse side effects from unavoidably unsafe products if they are appropriately manufactured and the company provides the appropriate warnings. In the same vein, these companies are not required to warn it’s users of any side effects which may be seen in users who are particularly susceptible to incur side effects.
Pharmaceutical companies cannot be held liable for any adverse side effects from unavoidably unsafe products if they are appropriately manufactured and the company provides the appropriate warnings.
If you or someone you know has had a negative effect from a drug, it important to discover if the drug company could be at fault. Do not assume that a drug company has manufactured the drug in the appropriate manner, that they have provided the proper warnings, or that a particular reaction you have experienced is normal.
To find out if you have appropriate cause for a legal case, it is crucial to contact an experienced law firm.
Sometimes a pharmaceutical mistake is made on the part of a pharmacist. As stated above, a pharmacist would not be held liable for faulty drug production or other faults from the drug company.
However they can be held liable for improperly filling your prescription. If a pharmacist error has led to any type of physical or mental injury you will be able to be financially compensated.
Doctors are responsible for understanding the medications which they prescribe, still they do make errors. If your doctor has prescribed you the wrong medication or even the right medication in the wrong dosage they can be held liable for any complications you may endure due to their mistake.
Sometimes the effects of a bad pharmaceutical drug can occur many months or years later. In cases like this it may be difficult to pinpoint the drug which caused problems. This can be especially evident in drugs taken during pregnancy.
A mother may be taking medication which has harmed their baby, these side effects can manifest in the form of birth defects or even later in the child’s life.
In cases of delayed effects, there are ways for you to hold the pharmaceutical companies accountable and prove they were the cause of your injuries.
Sometimes the effects of a bad pharmaceutical drug can occur many months or years later.
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
Vaccines have been labeled as an unavoidably unsafe drug. While vaccines do provide much good and are a necessity there can be some unavoidable injuries caused by vaccines. If your child has been injured by a vaccine the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act can help compensate you.
Nearly $4 billion has been awarded though this act however not all cases fall under this act. If you are denied all or part of your claim you still have the right to file a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer.
Contact An Experienced Texas Attorney If You Have A Pharmaceutical Liability Claim
If you or a family member has experienced any negative or unintended side effects from taking a prescription drug you may have a case to recover damages from the pharmaceutical company, the doctor, or the pharmacist. You do not have to fight Big Pharma alone.