Can Side-Effects From Medication Lead To A Product Liability Case?

scriptsJust about everyone uses them. Whether it’s for a temporary problem, or something long term, at some point in your life you will need it. Yes, medications, in some form or another are a fact of life.  For example, whether we suffer from depression, need birth control,have high blood pressure, or are fighting this year’s flu virus- medications help ease those conditions and symptoms.  Today almost half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug. But the title mentions product liability, so how could the use of these medications lead to that?

The problem is that proper warnings and potential side effects aren’t always placed on these products.  This potentially creates a product liability case. People have been hurt, have lost loved ones or have a diminished quality of life due to a debilitating side effect of improperly labeled medications.  Often, side effects from these drugs have been down played as “possible”, and sometimes the outcome can be worse than the condition that prompted the medication in the first place. Many times, these “possible” side effects were discovered in medical studies of the drug, meaning they did in fact present themselves in some individuals.

Drug companies have a responsibility to provide adequate warnings on medications. To not do so is grounds for a product liability claim. Pharmaceutical companies that manufacture, sell, and distribute these medications usually anticipate some injuries may occur. For this reason, they have a wide range of strategies for dealing with lawsuits. That is why it is wise to consult with a qualified attorney if you think you have a claim.

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