Boca Raton Products Liability Lawyers Answer Frequently Asked Questions about Defective Drugs

Holding pharmaceutical manufacturers accountable for the harm caused by their defective drugs

The fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a drug does not guarantee that it is safe. Physicians often prescribe drugs for “off-label” uses, which can cause adverse reactions, and some drugs can be defective or have harmful side-effects which were not disclosed by the manufacturer. Pharmaceutical manufacturers have an obligation to take every possible precaution to make sure that the products they sell are safe. When their products cause harm to consumers, these massive companies can be held liable for the injuries and illnesses their products cause.

At the Yeboah Law Group, we stand with our clients who are enraged that a product that was advertised as being able to treat a health condition, caused another adverse condition. We are not intimidated by going up against the massive pharmaceutical companies when they have produced a product that is causing injury and death to our clients. When you work with our experienced Boca Raton product liability attorneys, you do not pay any legal fees until we recover compensation for you.

Frequently asked questions about defective drugs

Considering taking legal action when an adverse reaction to a drug has cause your injury, or when a drug you took was defective and it caused your injury is never an easy decision. You may have many questions like the ones below that we have heard from countless new clients about injuries from defective drugs:

Q: What are some examples of defective drugs that have resulted in lawsuits against the manufacturer?

A: The following are just a few of the hundreds of drugs that have caused injuries, illness and death. Some have had successful lawsuits with plaintiffs recovering compensation:

  • Accutane
  • Actos
  • Bextra
  • Benzene
  • Celebrex
  • Chantix
  • Darvon/Darvocet
  • Lamictal
  • Levaquin
  • Lipitor
  • Meridia
  • Norplant
  • Ortho Evra Patch
  • Prempro
  • Propecia
  • Propofol
  • Reglan
  • Serzone
  • Vioxx
  • Yaz and Yasmin/Ocella
  • Zyprexa

Q: If a drug has been recalled by the manufacturer, does this mean that I will automatically win a lawsuit against them?

A: Just because a drug has been recalled either by the FDA or the manufacturer, this does not automatically prove your case for you. The FDA may issue a warning and then a recall if they get too many adverse reports about dangerous side-effects from a drug. If you plan to sue a drug company, you must first report your adverse symptoms to the drug manufacturer and to the FDA.

In a products liability case, the burden of proof is with the injured person to show that the drug company owed its customers a duty of care to produce a safe product, present evidence that the defendant breached that duty through the negligence design, manufacturing or marketing of their product, and finally that it was this breach of their duty of care which caused the plaintiff’s injury.

Q: What can I do if I am unable to afford to hire a lawyer, but I have a serious injury from a defective drug?

A: When you work with the Yeboah Law Group, you do not have to pay legal fees up front to hire a products liability attorney to represent you. We take cases on contingency, which means that until we have recovered compensation for you, you do not pay any legal fees. This removes the worry of being able to afford an attorney because we get paid a percentage of the settlement or jury verdict.

Q: How can a products liability lawyer be helpful in my case?

A:  A products liability lawyer takes on the legal challenge so that you can focus on healing. Pursuing a defective drug case is complicated and it requires working with expert witnesses, doing research and conducting a thorough investigation. When you work with a lawyer, you benefit from their years of experience trying countless cases like yours. If the other side is willing to settle, you will benefit from their keen negotiating skills.

Q: What types of damages are available in a defective drug (products liability) lawsuit?

A: As with any other injury lawsuit, with a products liability lawsuit, if you prevail, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering

Q: Am I required to hire a lawyer for my product liability case?

A: There are few if any circumstances where you are required to hire a lawyer. The question is, would you feel confident defending yourself in complex litigation such as a products liability lawsuit knowing that the other side has a team of attorneys with a mission to make sure that you lose, and if you happen to win, to allow you to walk away with as little of their client’s money as possible.

Schedule a consultation with a skilled products liability attorney now

When the medicine that is supposed to treat your illness causes additional health problems or injuries, you may be looking to hire an attorney to represent you as you take legal action against those responsible. Just a minute away from Publix Super Market at Fifth Avenue Shops, you are welcome to contact Yeboah Law Group for a free consultation of your defective drug injury claim with a Boca Raton products liability lawyer. Call Yeboah Law Group now at (800) TELL-SAM, or complete our contact form now.

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