If the FDA Approves a Pharmaceutical Product, Is It Safe?
Big pharmaceutical companies act as if they can get away with anything if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves their products for use. The truth is, manufacturers, pharmacies and doctors may all share some level of liability if a consumer is harmed or dies because of a dangerous or defective drug.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious health effect after taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, you may be entitled to seek significant compensation for your medical treatment, pain and suffering, and lost earnings. In many cases, the manufacturer or distributor may also be required to pay significant punitive damages as well.
Why Pharmaceutical Litigation Matters in Kansas City
At Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, we take our responsibility to litigate seriously. We know that sick and injured people do not want to have to sue. In many cases, our clients come to us saying that they are opposed to lawsuits. The purpose of our civil justice system, however, is to (1) compensate victims and (2) regulate conduct.
Without attorneys dedicated to representing injured victims, insurance companies and big business will never voluntarily compensate victims or modify their behavior and unsafe business practices.
The list of defective and dangerous pharmaceutical products on the marketplace is long and getting longer every year. This is a partial list of the most common medications that have been recalled or identified as causing serious unintended health effects:
If you have suffered illness or injury after using any of these or other harmful products, talk to an experienced product liability lawyer at our firm right away. We have the resources to investigate and prepare your case for settlement or trial.
Contact a Kansas City Pharmaceutical Liability Lawyer
Since 1984, our attorneys have been taking a leading role in pharmaceutical and toxic tort litigation in the Midwest and throughout the United States. We have obtained many of the largest verdicts and settlements in United States history.
We use our financial resources, experience and skill to fight aggressively to help victims of pharmaceutical negligence recover the full and fair money damages they deserve. Often, forcing pharmaceutical companies to pay a significant settlement or jury award in an individual or class action lawsuit is the only way to make them stop years of illegal practices.
From our offices in Independence, Missouri, our lawyers represent clients in individual and class action lawsuits in courts throughout Missouri, Kansas and the United States. Contact our firm online or call 888-353-0491 to arrange a free consultation.