When your doctor prescribes drugs to you, they usually take great care to explain the potential side effects you may experience. These drug warnings are repeated by the pharmacist and a lengthy warning should be included with every prescription as well.
A defective drug is a prescription or over-the-counter medication that causes physical, psychological or emotional injury. These injuries may be a result of a defect in the drug, or because of incomplete labeling or insufficient warnings.
Drug companies are required to disclose all known risks of a drug for a prescribed use.
Before taking any be sure you:
- Know all known side effects – always read the included warnings
- Ask your doctor whether the drug is FDA-approved
Drug companies are not the only ones liable for defective drugs. While they may bear the primary burden of liability, doctors also have a responsibility to adequately inform their patients of potential risks and side effects.
Several dangerous drugs include:
- Ortho Evra
- Zicam cold remedies
If you have experienced harmful side effects after taking your prescribed drug, the odds are you were warned of the risks. If not, you may have a product liability lawsuit against the drug developer.
If you suspect that you have suffered from adverse drug reactions or side effects, contact a personal injury attorney who has been successful in product liability lawsuits.
As an injury victim, you have the right to hold the negligent manufacturer responsible for the harm that their dangerous product has caused. Contact the San Bernardino personal injury law offices of Welebir Law to discuss your case.