Pharmaceutical Malpractice Attorneys
In the first half of the 20th century, polio was at an epidemic stage. At the height of the polio epidemic in 1952, nearly 60,000 cases with more than 3,000 deaths were reported in the United States alone. In response to the epidemic, vaccines, like the one developed by Dr. Jonas Salk in 1952, have virtually eliminated polio from most countries in the world, and reduced the worldwide incidence from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to 1,652 cases in 2007. There is no question that the pharmaceutical industry has brought products onto the market that have prevented countless deaths and disabilities, and have improved the quality of life in our society immeasurably. We depend on drugs to provide us comfort and to address the symptoms of the illnesses we suffer. If properly prescribed and administered, they usually do. Unfortunately, if the drug is improperly prescribed, or if the drug is defective, the results may be catastrophic, or even fatal. Manufacturers and medical professionals should be held accountable when their mistakes put the lives of others at risk.
Why are prescription drug recalls so frequently discussed in the media? Prescription drugs are often rushed to market without adequate testing. The long-term effects of prescription medications are difficult to determine. Tests that you and I think are performed by the FDA are sometimes done by laboratories and are funded by the drug manufacturer. In some instances, people have to suffer injury or die before a prescription medication recall is instituted. When an injury occurs and a lawsuit is filed, the case will be based on personal injury law and typically fall into subcategories such as pharmaceutical injury law, product failure or medical malpractice/negligence.
If you or someone you love has been seriously affected by a pharmaceutical error, you shouldn’t have to pay the thousands of dollars in medical bills that resulted from another person’s reckless or negligent actions. Call the Law Office of Dan Newlin & Partners at (407) 888-8000 to have all your questions concerning pharmaceutical malpractice answered. In a free phone call you can have an aggressive and experienced law firm explain all the rights and protections you may have available if you, or a loved one, has suffered injuries as a result of pharmaceutical malpractice. Call us now, the call is free and you owe us no costs or fees unless we are successful in getting you a settlement.