Each year in the United States, thousands of people suffer injuries and illnesses after using pharmaceutical products, including over-the-counter drugs, prescription medications and other products used in the therapeutic treatment of patients.
If you or a loved one has experienced an adverse drug reaction or suffered a serious injury or illness after using a pharmaceutical product, our Georgia personal injury lawyers are here to help you hold pharmaceutical companies liable for the damages you suffered.
Prescription medications and pharmaceutical products are not without their risks and potential dangers. These medications are produced by a multi-billion-dollar industry that is steeped in competition.
Pharmaceutical companies must report any side effects when they know they occur. For example, in 2014, 2 California companies filed a consumer-protection lawsuit against 5 pharma companies who promoted the use of opioid drugs while misrepresenting their safety. This deceptive marketing caused a rising number of emergency room visits because of addiction. The opioid use also contributed to the deaths of 16,651 people in 2010 alone.
If a pharmaceutical company has failed to provide a warning of a side effect they knew about prior to releasing the drug to the public, they are liable for any injury or death that may happen as a result.
As a result, pharmaceutical companies often neglect extensive testing in order to push their products out onto the market as quickly as possible. As evidenced by the amount of drug recalls and injuries that occur each year, this practice is extremely dangerous.
If you’ve been injured by a prescription drug, talk to our excellent product liability attorney, Savage Turner Pinckney & Savage. As your trusted advocate, we work to the best of our ability to apply creativity, innovation, and commitment to your case.