Dangerous Drugs


Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs

Despite federal, state and local laws and regulations, dangerous drugs remain on the market. If you're injured by a product that's produced by a pharmaceutical company, it may be possible to sue them for product liability. In some cases drugs are approved by the FDA, but are not manufactured the same way as the drugs that were submitted for testing, giving rise to a claim. Some states hold drug companies to standards higher than FDA approval, allowing actions against pharmaceutical companies for drugs that cause injuries, even if they are FDA approved.

The three basic types of product liability defects are:

  • Design defects mean that there is something wrong with the drug itself that's causing injuries – winning this claim will mean the drug will have to come off the market;
  • Manufacturing defects are sales in the way the drug was made, such as using the wrong mix of ingredients or mistakes in processing. This may only apply to one batch.
  • Failure to warn of potential hazards, such as not drinking alcohol or eating certain foods while taking the drug, and not warning that certain health affects result from taking the drug.  

If you have been diagnosed with illness or cancer caused by your use of a prescription drug, it is important that you reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.  Your claim is time limited.  Stephanie Sherman of Sherman Law, P.C. is an experienced pharmaceutical and products liability lawyer who represents individuals against pharmaceutical companies.  

Sherman Law is currently accepting cases involving Zantac, and Truvada. 

Baum Hedlund