Defective and Dangerous Drugs

Defective Drug Lawyer Columbus Ohio

Prescription medications can easily become deadly poisons — sometimes even when the drugs are used as instructed and in compliance with information in product labeling. In fact, every drug used for a therapeutic purpose puts a patient at some risk for side effects. What health care providers call adverse events can range from simple blood chemistry changes that produce symptoms too mild to notice to systemic crises that immediately threaten a person’s life. If you have been injured by a defective drug, please contact the Columbus defective drug lawyer at Eric Jones Law.

All this is why laws enforced by the FDA, Federal Trade Commission and Ohio officials require drug makers to disclose each common and serious problem that patients who take a medication can experience. It is also why legal requirements exist for tracking and reporting previously undetected problems.

Another set of federal and state rules control the drug manufacturing process. Both drug companies and pharmacies that prepare individualized dosages by compounding must comply with nonnegotiable standards for sterility, ingredient purity and final product quality.

But what happens when a drug maker covers up or, worse, never really tries to discover an adverse effect or drug interaction that seriously harms users? What happens when a drug maker fails to follow good manufacturing and compounding practices? Sadly, patients get sicker or die.

Which Defective and Dangerous Drugs Currently Threaten Patients?

The list of defective and dangerous prescription medications changes each day. Literally. The FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts website gets updated almost daily.

Six products that we, as Columbus dangerous drug lawyers, are paying close attention to at the moment are

  • Actos — a diabetes medication linked to heart failure and bladder cancer
  • Janumet — a diabetes medication linked to pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
  • Januvia — a diabetes medication linked to pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
  • Pradaxa — a blood thinner linked to uncontrolled internal bleeding
  • Xarelto — a blood thinner linked to uncontrolled internal bleeding
  • Zostavax — a shingles vaccine linked to blindness, brain damage, paralysis and death

Contact a Columbus Defective and Dangerous Drug Lawyer

If you or a family member suffered severe side effects because a pharmaceutical manufacturer placed profits over patient health, you do have legal options. Defective and dangerous drug lawsuit falls into the category of tort law, which is a fancy way of saying “personal injury.”

Victims of defective and dangerous drugs can sue pharmaceutical manufactures to recover money for medical bills, temporary or long-term disability, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Such a case is not necessarily easy to win, and it may make sense to join a group of other patients who suffered similar harms. Consulting with a defective drug attorney who has experience handling personal injury, medical malpractice and consumer fraud cases will help you figure out which steps to take to hold the drug maker accountable.

Attorneys with the Jones Law Group have helped plaintiffs in each of those types of cases, and we welcome opportunities to fight for adults and children who have been harmed or, worse, killed by a defective or dangerous drug. You can call us at (614) 545-9998 to discuss your possible lawsuit. We also take appointments online through this contact form.

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