Dangerous and/or defective drugs

We use thousands of products daily with relative safety and ease. Prescription medication can be of great value to those in need. Unfortunately, if the drug or supplement you take is defective, you can be critically injured.

Each year, new drugs flood into the marketplace promising to improve lives by relieving pain, making us feel healthier or helping us to just be better. We hear about the benefits of these drugs, even potential side effects, but some claims may be misleading or false.

It has become common news to hear that a dangerous or defective drug is being recalled due to harmful side effects as a result of poor, rushed or unethical drug research. In some cases, improper prescription by doctors can bring about dangerous drug interactions.

Prescription medicine has become a multi-billion dollar industry, complete with marketing, public relations and insurance companies to back what they are doing.

You, as a consumer, rely on your doctors to provide you with safe, effective products. When this trust is betrayed or broken, those responsible need to be held strictly accountable.

Why are so many defective and dangerous drugs available? Drug manufacturers have been pressuring the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, who is responsible for testing and approving each drug available to us in this country, for a less strict testing process and faster approvals.

While there are many potentially dangerous drugs, listed below are just a few popular products that have been known to have negative effects on many users:

  • Accutane
  • Oxycontin
  • Actos
  • Fosamax
  • Plavix
  • Viagra
  • Granuflo
  • Vioxx
  • Yasmin / Yaz
  • Reglan
  • Celebrex
  • Crestor
  • Ritalin
  • Prozac

If you or a loved one has had harmful side effects due to a prescription drug, contact an experienced personal injury attorney from the law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi. We want to make sure you are fully compensated for your pain and suffering.

In addition, it is important that those responsible are held liable for their actions in the hope that it will enforce ethical drugs and drug testing on them. You deserve fair and full compensation for your pain and suffering. Together, we can help prevent dangerous drugs from harming others like you in the future.

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