Drug Side Effects and Product Liability

Posted in Product Liability by on January 28th, 2013

With our lives becoming longer and busier, many of us rely on medications to improve or maintain our quality of life. For example, when we suffer from depression, need birth control or have high blood pressure, medications help ease those conditions and symptoms.  Today almost half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug this may lead to product liability.

The problem is that proper warnings and potential side effects aren’t always placed on these products.  This potentially creates product liability. 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”, when sometimes the outcome can be worse than the condition that prompted the medication in the first place.

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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