Defective Drug Lawyer

Nationwide Defective Drug Lawyers

 

Experienced Drug Side Effect Litigation Attorneys

Pharmaceutical drugs are designed to help people who are suffering from medical conditions and symptoms. However, improperly designed or manufactured prescription drugs can cause serious injuries and in the some cases can be fatal to those who take them. Drug companies who manufacture defective drugs need to be held responsible and victims should be compensated for their losses.

At The Klenofsky Law Firm, our defective drug personal injury attorneys help our clients with product liability lawsuits involving defective and dangerous drugs. We have helped clients nationwide and have the resources to help you file a claim.

Did you know?

There are thousands of mass tort defective drug cases pending throughout the United States in State and Federal Courts today.

National Dangerous Drug Litigation Attorneys

 

Our firm handles dangerous drug cases involving a wide range of pharmaceutical drugs:

 

Actos

Benicar

Pradaxa

Propecia

Risperdal

Testosterone

Xarelto

Yaz

Zofran

Many more…

 

Before stopping any current medications, make sure to talk with your doctor.

Dangerous medical devices are also injuring people. Read our Defective Products page regarding recalled hip and knee replacement devices, injuries from transvaginal mesh used in pelvic surgery, and defective birth control devices that have injured thousands of patients.

Testimonial:

“They were professional and personable in handing my case. The firm’s passion through their work really showed.” ≅ Eric H.”

Dangerous Drugs FAQs

 

1. How are generic and brand name drugs different?

Pharmaceutical drugs usually have two names: a generic and a brand name. The generic name is the drug’s chemical name. The brand name is what the manufacturer calls its product.

When a drug patent expires other companies can produce a generic form of the brand name drug. A generic medication is a copy of the brand name drug and is marketed under its chemical name. A generic drug may look different than its brand name version, but it must have the same active ingredients, strength, and dosage form, and provide the same effectiveness and safety as its brand name version.

Recently, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion in a lawsuit brought by someone injured using a generic drug. The opinion makes it difficult to obtain compensation for injuries suffered when a generic version of a brand-name drug is used.

2. Do generic drugs cause more side effects than brand name drugs?

Possibly. The chemical makeup of a generic drug must have the same active ingredients as the brand name drug. However, since the generic and brand name versions are manufactured by difference companies they may be slightly different, resulting in unexpected side-effects.

3. If the FDA approves a drug, does that mean that the drug is safe?

No. No drug product is completely safe. Every drug that affects the body will have some side effects. Sadly, serious injuries or death can result from:

  • Limited medication testing
  • Improperly labeled medications
  • Misguided / False drug advertising
  • Improperly filled prescriptions

Also, the FDA has been accused by government oversight agencies of failing to ensure drug safety. Accusations include conflicts of interest, poor organization in safety monitoring, and underfunding.

4. What are ‘Warning Letters’?

A warning letter is an enforcement tool used by the FDA, notifying manufacturers of violations, requiring a written response and warning that failure to correct violations can lead to additional enforcement actions. Warning letters can be found on the FDA’s website.

5. What should I do if I have a drug product that has been recalled?

If you have a recalled medical product, contact your doctor. Do NOT stop taking any medication without discussing with your doctor first. There may be alternative medications that may not have the same side effects as the prescribed medication.

Are drugs purchased over the Internet safe?

The FDA reports that the sale of unapproved drugs and the illegal sale of approved drugs over the Internet poses a serious public health risk . Consumers run the risk of purchasing inappropriate drugs or unknowingly purchasing counterfeit or sub-potent drugs.

What legal rights does an injured patient have?

Sadly, it is common for prescription drugs to be withdrawn or recalled due to serious side effects. Most medicaiton recalls occur only after many patients have been injured.

Schedule a Free Consultation Regarding Dangerous Drugs

Our Personal Injury offices are conveniently located at 1717 Park Avenue.St. Louis, MO 63104. Call us today at (314) 658-9500 for a FREE initial consultation. You may also send us an E-mail using the contact form provided on this website.