The Russo Firm has been involved in some of the nation’s top litigation involving pharmaceuticals. For many years, our pharmaceutical trial lawyers have successfully initiated numerous individual and class action pharmaceutical lawsuits against irresponsible drug manufacturers and marketers.
Pharmaceutical and Prescription drugs have improved the quality of life and have saved lives. However, some drugs have the potential to harm and have a defect in the way they were designed. Others might have been approved for use by the FDA before the drug company provided all the research that indicated dangerous side effects. there have been countless errors with prescription drugs and recalls for drugs that were supposedly safe (Celebrex-Phen, Baycol, Serzone, Yaz & Yazmin, Vioxx, Fen-Phen).
If you or one of your family members has suffered injury, illness or serious side effects caused by one of the pharmaceutical drugs listed below, call us at 561-270-0913 or toll free 844-847-8300 or contact us online to talk with an experienced lawyer about your injuries:
- ACTOS diabetes drug (Investigated for potential bladder cancer risk)
- BENICAR blood pressure drug (Potential for digestive injuries)
- INVOKANA (Linked to ketoacidosis, amputations)
- SGLT2 DIABETES DRUGS (Linked to ketoacidosis, bone fractures)
- LEVAQUIN antibiotic (Risk of peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage)
- PAXIL (paroxetine hydrochloride) (Linked to birth defects, suicide, withdrawal, psychiatric side effects, death)
- REMICADE (infliximab) (Risk of weakened immune system, resistance to serious infection, death)
- RISPERDAL antipsychotic drug (Linked to gynecomastia growth of female-like breasts in boys and young men)
- TOPAMAX (topiramate) (Birth Defects: cleft lip, cleft palate)
- Testosterone prescription drugs (Risk of death, heart attack & stroke)
- XARELTO and PRADAXA blood thinners (May cause excessive, potentially fatal bleeding)
- ZOFRAN antinausea drug (Alleged to cause birth defects)
Pharmaceutical companies put profits ahead of the public’s best interest
Pharmaceutical companies often put their profits ahead of the public’s best interest and don’t adequately test before putting them in the market. Before the FDA does anything about it, it is too late for many people. Every year, thousands suffer serious side effects or die from dangerous prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
In general, a drug manufacturer has no legal obligation to provide warnings about the possible side effects of a prescription medication to the general public. Instead, the company must provide to physicians who prescribe the drug detailed information on side effects and data on how it interacts with other drugs a patient may be taking.
When buying an over-the-counter drug, you are supposed to be informed by the manufacturer about all the possible side effects and how the drug may interact with other drugs. This information is generally inadequate and less complete than what is normally provided to doctors. This is particularly true if the drug you are buying was once available only by prescription. Whether you are taking a prescription or an over-the-counter drug, always consult with your doctor and your pharmacist on possible side effects.
What is Pharmaceutical Malpractice?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a government agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA is responsible for regulating and supervising the safety of foods, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and non-prescription medication, vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), veterinary products and cosmetics. Drug companies can be held liable for pharmaceutical malpractice if they do not abide by the FDA regulations and their unsafe drugs cause injury, illness, serious side effects or death.
Pharmaceutical Malpractice can originate from:
· The doctor prescribes a drug that has conflict with another medication you are on.
· The pharmaceutical company does not disclose health risks or side effects.
· The pharmaceutical company does not know the health risks or side effects because the company did not spend enough time on clinical trials.
· The pharmaceutical company falsified clinical trials results to make the drug more attractive to the consumer.
· The manufacturer produces defective drugs that have not been detected in the quality control process.
· The pharmacist fills your prescription with the wrong medication or incorrect dosage.
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous drug, call us at 561-270-0913 or toll free 844-847-8300 or contact us online to talk with an experienced lawyer about your injuries. If you can't travel to our office, we will come to you, or we can work by phone, fax, email or other methods of communication. Remember, you pay no fee unless we obtain compensation for you.