Dangerous Drug Side Effects
There are few, if any, drugs on the market today that do not cause some type of side effect. A drug would obviously be of no benefit if the side effect or complications from use were more dangerous than the ailment for which the drug had been prescribed. Unfortunately, in some cases, the frequency of severe side effects may not emerge until the drug has been widely used on the market. In these cases, many patients that are taking the drug are unaware that there may be potential health dangers to continued use. When a drug causes dangerous side effects, illness and even death, the company that manufactured the drug may be liable for the harm caused by the drug.
“Mass torts” is a term that refers to litigation against the manufacturers of any drug deemed dangerous by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The FDA monitors the drug manufacturing industry and is responsible for issuing recalls and warnings about the safety of all drugs. Mass tort claims are designed to provide injured parties a way to seek legal compensation for their injuries from the use of a dangerous drug.
Examples of Dangerous Drugs
Some examples of dangerous drugs that are currently under investigation or have already been recalled include:
If you believe that you are using, or have used, a drug that has been recalled or is suspended from further sales, please contact our Orlando product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., for a free consultation. We represent clients throughout Florida and within the Orlando, Florida area.