Paths To Recovery After Dangerous Drug Harm
People take medications for a variety of reasons. In most situations, a doctor’s prescription filled by a pharmacist, or medicine purchased over the counter, helps a person to be free of illness symptoms and heal. But unfortunately, there have also been personal injury cases connected to dangerous drug injuries. Serious health concerns are possible when mistakes are made in the manufacturing of a drug, for example.
Unethical Marketing Practices and Notification of Side Effects
In some cases, a company that creates a defective product is liable. Or maybe they did not properly alert the public to known dangers.
- Manufacturing defects. If a drug was produced incorrectly or there was an issue with the product that resulted in user injury.
- Marketing practices. Strict rules are in place regarding the advertising of pharmaceutical products. If incorrect information was shared on packaging or unethical marketing practices were employed, the company could be held liable for resulting harm.
- Side effects. Producers of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are required to share possible side effects, including possible drug interactions.
There are huge teams of people involved in the design, production, and sales of medications. Once a skilled attorney looks over your case they can determine how to access compensation.
Wrong Prescription and Dosage Issues
Sometimes the drug itself was produced properly and marketed in an ethical manner but injury was sustained because it was not prescribed correctly or the individual in need of the medication was given an incorrect dose of the drug. This situation often leads to liability falling to the prescribing doctor or the pharmacist that filled a prescription.
Doctors have a responsibility to exercise a duty of care. They should use their training and expertise to make medical decisions. Prescriptions need to be clearly thought out and other medications an individual is ingesting need to be taken into account. Similarly, pharmacists are required to fill prescriptions correctly and share any potential side effects with their customers.
Florida claims connected to medication injuries are often involved cases. Large pharmaceutical companies have legal teams in place to protect their interests, this is true of many healthcare organizations as well. But if your health was negatively impacted by a dangerous drug or an improper dosage, you could be eligible for financial compensation. When you turn to medications to improve your wellbeing, the last thing you are expecting is injury, and ongoing healthcare expenses. Discuss your situation with a Florida personal injury lawyer, there are laws in place for your protection.
Is it time for you to request damage recovery from a pharmaceutical company that caused you harm? Talk to the attorneys at Roman & Roman. With over 100 years of combined experience, our knowledgeable attorneys know how to approach complex drug injury cases. We are up to date on personal injury laws and are committed to fighting for your rights. No-obligation appointments are available, free of charge. Schedule your consultation today.