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Defective Drugs

Dangerous drugs cause serious harm. Our Ohio defective drug attorneys can help you.

Pharmaceutical companies often create life-saving drugs that help people get better. But before these drugs make it into people's medicine cabinets, drug companies must thoroughly test each one to make sure they don't have dangerous side effects or cause serious harm.

Unfortunately, many pharmaceutical companies fail to properly test all their products or commit other serious legal or ethical violations. As a result, dangerous drugs make their way into the marketplace, causing serious personal injuries or even fatalities in certain cases.

At Gervelis Law Firm, we take such cases seriously right from the state. Our experienced Ohio defective drug lawyers understand the devastating impact dangerous drugs can have on people's lives. If you or a loved one suffered devastating side effects or a loved one died after exposure to a dangerous drug, get in touch with us immediately. Contact us right now and schedule a free case evaluation. Call (866) 622-4096.

What is a defective drug?

Defective drugs (sometimes called dangerous drugs) is a term often used by attorneys to describe prescription drugs that have negative side effects. Sometimes, these dangerous side effects are due to design flaws. Other times, drug companies conduct flawed tests during the design stage that fail to reveal harmful side effects. Even more disturbing, some corporations know such drugs pose a significant risk to the public but conceal such information, often for selfish financial reasons.

It goes without saying that defective drugs pose a significant risk to the public. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sometimes imposes restrictions on the sale of such drugs. In particular, the FDA sometimes issues a "black box warning" for certain dangerous drugs, the highest warning the FDA can issue to the public before issuing an FDA drug recall.

Some of the most common dangerous drugs on the market linked to serious health problems include:

  • Actos
  • Lipitor
  • Avandia
  • Yaz
  • Reglan
  • Zoloft
  • Topamax

Many other defective drugs exist. Let us know if you or a loved one experienced a serious health problem due to a defective drug prescribed to you by your physician or another medical professional. Our firm also has extensive experience handling defective medical device cases.

Should I file a defective drug lawsuit?

We hear this question a lot at our law firm from clients. They want to know if they should file a lawsuit due to serious health problems caused by defective drugs. The short answer to this question: perhaps.

Because of the complex nature of these cases, litigation may be necessary to get justice. But sometimes a settlement might be the best solution.

The difference depends on the details of your case. Did the drug company knowingly introduce a dangerous drug? Did your doctor ignore your complaints about harmful side effects? And are you among a handful of people affected by the drug? Or are you one of thousands of people? In such cases, you may want to be part of a class action lawsuit.

How can a dangerous drug lawyer help me?

When you have an experienced Ohio defective drug attorney on your side, you can take an aggressive stance against pharmaceutical companies or anyone else that stands between you and obtaining the compensation you rightfully deserve for you case.

Pharmaceutical companies are among the largest, most powerful corporations in the world. Don't try to take them on yourself. Rely on us to help you navigate your legal minefield and win your case.

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