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When A Drug Causes Serious Harm

Drug manufacturers are liable for injuries that result from their dangerous or defective drugs. Even in cases where the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not formally recall a drug but issues a black box warning label, drug manufacturers can still be held financially liable for injuries linked directly to the use of their product.

As came to light in the case of Merck’s drug Vioxx, pharmaceutical companies have been known to write articles regarding the alleged benefits or safety of their drugs. A putatively independent researcher then signs his or her name to the article for publication in a journal. As a result, drugs with known serious side effects have been taken to market by manufacturers interested in downplaying or ignoring the serious risks they pose to consumers.

At the law office of Stephen T. Holman, our attorneys work with medical experts in linking serious injuries and fatalities to defective and recalled drugs. If you have been seriously injured by a defective or recalled drug or have lost a loved one as a result of a dangerous or defective drug, contact us to discuss your case with a skilled lawyer with experience bringing complex products liability claims.

We provide a free consultation in order to evaluate your case and discuss the options available to you. Please call us at 850-435-6909 or toll free at 850-435-6909.

Defective, Dangerous And Recalled Drugs

The law office of Stephen T. Holman represents clients who have suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, liver failure, neuropathy, swelling of the extremities, gastrointestinal problems and other injuries due to defective or recalled drugs including:

  • Accutane
  • Vioxx
  • Bextra
  • Zyprexa
  • Celebrex
  • Ortho Evra
  • Clozaril
  • Paxil
  • Geodon
  • Zelnorm
  • Risperdal
  • Permax/Dostinex
  • Seroquel
  • Fosamax
  • Epogen
  • Aranesp
  • Procrit
  • OxyContin

Liability For The Drug Companies — What They Knew And When

Liability for causing injury or death to another person depends on whether or not those responsible for causing harm failed to exercise a duty of care towards others. Additionally, there is an issue of “foreseeability”: could a person or company have foreseen injuries associated with their actions and decisions?

In a surprising number of cases, pharmaceutical companies have been made aware of risks and dangers associated with a drug prior to its being brought to market. In developing our clients’ cases, we not only work with established medical experts, we also review the research and information made known to manufacturers. We establish foreseeability in regard to certain risks and argue the decision to ignore these risks is a failure of their duty of care.

Contact Defective Drug Attorneys At The Holman Law Firm, Today

For more information regarding the legal options available to people injured due to taking defective or recalled drugs, contact a lawyer at the law office of Stephen T. Holman today by calling 850-435-6909 or toll free at 850-435-6909.