New York City Defective Drug Lawyer
Dangerous Prescription Drugs
Both pharmaceutical companies and doctors are responsible for providing
full disclosure of any side effects or injuries that a drug might cause.
Prescription drugs can be very dangerous when they are not carefully tested
before being distributed, or when they are negligently prescribed or compounded.
The components of prescription drugs are actually illegal unless validly
prescribed by a licensed physician, since they have the potential of causing
physical harm and are subject to abuse or dependency.
Such dangerous drugs should not be distributed or prescribed carelessly,
and anyone who has been injured due to such negligence has a right to
obtain compensation. Doctors who prescribe drugs with side effects must
not only advise you of the side effects but also carefully monitor you
for those side effects before they become irreversible and cause major
injuries. If you were injured by a dangerous drug, the NYC injury attorneys
at Jaroslawicz & Jaros, LLC want to hear from you.
Call now to set up a free consultation.
Common Dangerous Drugs
Most people have been prescribed medication at some time in their lives.
Naturally, we trust that our doctor will prescribe us medicine that is
safe and effective. Unfortunately, our doctors are sometimes unaware of
the dangerous side effects a drug may be causing.
The following is a list of dangerous and banned drugs that are commonly
known to cause harm:
- Darvon and Darvocet
You may have purchased some of these drugs over-the-counter at your local
pharmacy. Remember, just because a particular medication doesn't require
a doctor's prescription doesn't mean that it doesn't have
potentially harmful side effects. Defective medical devices, such as malfunctioning
kidney dialysis equipment, IUDs, pacemakers, heart stents and breast implants,
can also cause serious problems.
The following is a list of some medical devices and artificial joints that
patients have recently complained about or have been recalled by the Food
& Drug Administration:
- Medtronic INFUSE® Spinal Fusion Bone Graft
- St. Jude Heart Defibrillator
- Stryker Hip Implants
- DePuy Hip Replacement
- Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Leads
- Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Injuries
- Conserve Plus Hip Implants
- Wright Pro Femur
- Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Failure
The FDA will only recall a drug after they have received reports of injury
or death. Their approach of profits before safety is a cause of all this
unnecessary suffering. If you have taken, or are currently taking, one
of the drugs mentioned above, and are experiencing painful side effects,
contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys in NYC at Jaroslawicz
& Jaros, LLC today.
Drug Manufacturer Responsibilities
Prescription drug companies have a responsibility to do whatever is necessary
to guarantee their products are safe. They also have a responsibility
to clearly explain the risks that may be associated with their products,
and to regularly evaluate the safety of these products. If a drug company
fails in any of these responsibilities, they can be held legally responsible.
These legal liabilities include:
Inadequate warning – A drug or device manufacturer's warning does not reflect true risks
of medications or devices, or is presented in such a way that doesn't
transmit pertinent information.
Negligence – A manufacturer fails to meet reasonable standards of testing or safe production
Failure to warn – When drug manufacturers or device makers fail to provide doctors with
all the information they need regarding the drug or device's safety.
False marketing – When a company presents a product for uses the product wasn't meant for.
Tainted drugs – When manufacturers let plants become dirty and their products become tainted.
Lawsuits Against Pharmaceutical Companies
When a pharmaceutical company fails to properly test a drug before distributing
it to the general public, or when they fail to properly label the drug
and disclose its dangers, an unsuspecting individual could suffer serious
personal injury. Stomach ulcers, unexpected side effects, harmful drug combinations, and
a number of other injuries and dangers can arise from improperly labeled
and prescribed drugs.
Jaroslawicz & Jaros, LLC has handled numerous dangerous drug claims
with outstanding results. Attorney Abraham Jaros is particularly experienced in
medical malpractice cases and has won record-setting verdicts of more than $1 million and
$2 million in compensation for past clients.
Speak with a New York City Personal Injury Attorney
Contact Jaroslawicz & Jaros, LLC to consult a New York City personal
injury lawyer who can recover your damages for a defective drug injury.
No matter how serious your injury or illness may be, we can fight tirelessly
to ensure that you are properly compensated by the negligent party. Our
lawyers have recovered more than $1 billion in damages for clients since
1980 and have been named Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area. We
are more than capable of providing the service and results that you need, so
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