When you go to the doctor and explain your symptoms, you expect that your healthcare provider will accurately diagnose your ailment and prescribe medication or advice to resolve the problem. While this is the case in many instances, sometimes a doctor will prescribe an unsafe or dangerous pharmaceutical product that the manufacturer has not thoroughly tested.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a dangerous pharmaceutical product, the drug’s manufacturer may be liable for your losses. Contact the Oklahoma City defective pharmaceutical product attorneys of the Abel Law Firm to discuss the details of your case and determine your legal options. Call (405) 239-7046 today to receive a free initial case evaluation.
Testing of Functionality versus Prospective Side Effects
When drug companies manufacture new pharmaceutical products, they subject the new creation to two levels of extensive testing. During this process, the producers are supposed to compile a list of possible side effects that the drug may cause. Unfortunately, when they submit the new drug to the FDA for approval, they do not re-test the drug. Instead, they review the results and opt to approve or disapprove the product.
When a product is approved, the rationale is that the drug offers more benefits than the potential health risks that may accompany it. While the manufacturer’s list is supposed to be comprehensive, many patients who are prescribed new products experience side effects that were not listed or explained to them as a possibility. In many cases, these side effects are dangerous and potentially life threatening.
How We Can Help
If you have been the victim of a dangerous pharmaceutical product for any of the following reasons, our Oklahoma pharmaceutical product defect lawyers can help:
Our attorneys have the experience and resources needed to help you aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Common Medications That Could Cause Injury
Some dangerous drugs are still on the market, while many have been recalled or withdrawn from stores. The most common that have possible links to injuries, cancer, and diseases are:
This isn’t a comprehensive list of all pharmaceutical products that could result in adverse reactions. If you suspect the drug you’re taking led to your cancer diagnosis or another serious medical condition, you should contact Abel Law Firm, so we can review your case.
Reported Side Effects of Dangerous Pharmaceuticals
Manufacturers are supposed to perform testing and ensure their products meet all safety and quality standards before selling them to consumers. Unfortunately, defects and labeling issues lead to injuries and illnesses. Some companies know the drugs they’re making can cause the user harm but fail to notify the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or provide adequate warning labels.
The most common side effects associated with dangerous drugs are:
- Heart attack
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Hair loss
- Birth defects
- Tissue damage
- Deep vein thrombosis
If you experienced unusual symptoms while taking medication, you should talk to your doctor and consult with an experienced Oklahoma City dangerous pharmaceutical products attorney to determine if you’re eligible for a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
You Might Be Entitled to Compensation from the Manufacturer
You have the right to hold the manufacturer liable for your economic, emotional, and physical losses if you were injured by taking a dangerous drug they made. The compensation you receive should adequately cover your expenses, suffering, and other harmful effects of the drugs.
The most common losses you can pursue in a dangerous pharmaceutical product claim are:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Lost future earnings
- Emotional distress
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
At Abel Law Firm, we understand the importance of receiving a fair insurance settlement or favorable jury verdict. You shouldn’t be forced to pay for any of these costs yourself when someone else was at fault for your injury. We can thoroughly investigate what happened and obtain crucial evidence to prove the pharmaceutical company should be liable for your losses.
Deadline to File a Lawsuit in Oklahoma
If you want to sue the pharmaceutical company for compensation for your losses, you must obey the statute of limitations. This is a strict timeframe that begins on the date you suffered injuries from the dangerous product. Oklahoma has a two-year statute of limitations. If you allow the deadline to pass, you could lose your right to hold the manufacturer responsible for their negligent actions.
The Oklahoma City dangerous pharmaceutical products attorneys of Abel Law Firm have over 130 years of combined legal experience. We will use our knowledge of state laws and exhaust all available resources to achieve your desired results. Our team always advocates for the rights of our clients and fights for justice.
Abel Law Firm is available 24/7 to answer your call when you need us the most. We will treat you like a priority and provide the one-on-one attention you deserve until the very end of your case. You will have a dedicated attorney on your side throughout each step of the process.
If you or someone you love has suffered because of a dangerous pharmaceutical product, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact the Oklahoma City defective pharmaceutical product lawyers at the Abel Law Firm to discuss your rights and entitlements. Call (405) 239-7046 today to speak with an experienced attorney about your case or click here to learn more.