According to estimates by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), doctors
in the United States write approximately 3 billion prescriptions for different
medicinal drugs each year. Unfortunately, these drugs do not always work
as intended, with millions of patients each year experiencing negative
effects and injuries as a result. If you have been harmed by a defective
or dangerous prescription medication, you may be entitled to recover monetary
compensation for you suffering.
Bad Reactions vs. Pharmaceutical Negligence
It is important to remember that nearly anyone can have a bad reaction
to a drug. Since everyone has different medical histories and allergies,
it is inevitable that some people will experience adverse effects from
a drug. However, if a pharmaceutical manufacturer fails to warn people
about possible side effects or negligently produces and sells a drug,
pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for damages that their product
should cause. This negligence can occur during design, manufacturing,
or marketing. If you should ever be harmed by a drug, it is imperative
that you consult with both your doctor and attorney to determine if your
injuries were the result of a bodily reaction or negligence.
Known Dangerous Drugs
Several drugs currently on the market have been known to have adverse effects
and are currently the target of several class action lawsuits. Surprisingly,
many of these drugs are not recalled and continue to be sold in spite
of their risks. It is important to remember that just because a drug is
FDA Approved does not mean it is safe! Always consult with your doctor
before taking any sort of medication.
If you have been prescribed any of the following drugs, you may be entitled
Statute of Limitations for Defective Drug Claims
Like any other type of
product liability issue, claims surrounding defective drugs are subject to a statute of
limitations. In order to be heard by the courts, claims must be filed
within two years of a person discovering an illness or injury related
to a prescription drug. If a person does not file a claim within this
time limit, they may lose their right to seek compensation.
Contact Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC Today
If you have experienced the negative effects of a drug, it is crucial you
contact a highly knowledgeable
Wichita dangerous drug lawyer from Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC as soon as possible to review your
legal options. With more than $400 million dollars recovered on behalf
of our clients, we have the skills and experience you need to maximize
your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at (316) 313-4730 to
request a free consultation!