Whenever someone takes a prescription or over-the-counter medication, they have at least some risk of experiencing unwanted side effects in exchange for the help the drug will provide with a specific illness or medical issue. However, not all medication side effects and contraindications are created equal. A failure by a drug manufacturer to discover, through sufficient research and disclose to consumers, all possible effects their product might have could open them up to civil litigation.

As an experienced personal injury attorney can affirm, knowing a pharmaceutical corporation sold you an unreasonably dangerous product and actually getting compensation from them are two different scenarios. To have any shot at a positive result from this type of case, you will almost certainly need representation from a Cocoa dangerous drugs lawyer who has handled similar claims successfully. Reach out to our team of specialists today.

Taking Legal Action Against a Drug Manufacturer

Like companies that manufacture other consumer products, drug manufacturers can be held strictly liable for harm caused by an unreasonably dangerous or defective product they sell. Importantly, though, the fact that a prescription or OTC medication had an unwanted side effect or even caused serious physical harm to a patient is not enough to justify litigation.

The injured individual must establish that they were not informed of how the medication they took was dangerous. They must also show that they had no reasonable way of discovering that hazard and that the specific risk in question was the primary and direct cause of their losses. This means that drugmakers generally only have strict liability under situations like the following:

  • Their product had a defective design that could have been fixed without any significant extra cost or effort
  • Their product was contaminated or otherwise became dangerous during manufacturing
  • They did not do enough research before releasing the product to discover potential risks associated with it that they reasonably should have been aware of
  • They knowingly failed to disclose known risks associated with the product to physicians or consumers
  • They advertised the product for off-label use

A qualified Cocoa dangerous medication attorney can go into further detail about what circumstances might or might not justify this sort of claim.

Getting Paid Fairly for All Available Damages

Recovering comprehensively for harm caused by a dangerous drug can be incredibly challenging because of how much money pharmaceutical companies often dedicate to fighting litigation of this nature. Fortunately, it is often possible to work together with other people harmed by the same product through a mass tort claim that seeks collective compensation for multiple plaintiffs at once.

In this way, it might be possible to recover for both economic and non-economic consequences of a dangerous or defective medication, including lost work income, medical bills, physical and psychological pain, and lost enjoyment of life. Our hazardous medication attorneys in Cocoa have prior experience representing insurance companies, hospitals, and large corporations. We can put this previous inside knowledge to use to anticipate the tactics manufacturers may try to use to avoid paying what they should. In addition, we are not afraid to stand up against these companies in trial to fiercely advocate on behalf of injured parties.

Work with a Cocoa Dangerous Drugs Attorney for the Compensation You Deserve

Unreasonably hazardous and defective medications cause tremendous harm to thousands of Americans each year. Unfortunately, holding the company that sells such a dangerous product accountable for its actions can be almost impossible to accomplish alone.

Assistance from a capable Cocoa dangerous drugs lawyer can make a world of difference in obtaining the compensation you need for the harm you did not deserve. At Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law, we charge no upfront costs and only make money if we successfully recover compensation for you. Learn more by calling today to schedule a consultation.

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