There’s power in numbers
Every day, millions of Americans take prescription medications to help them stay healthy. We trust drug manufacturers to produce safe and effective products, but the reality is pharmaceutical companies often come up quite short. Too often, patients learn the drugs they have been taking to improve their health have actually caused serious damage or even death.
Drug companies are required to warn patients and doctors of any risks associated with their products. This way, patients and their physicians can make informed decisions about their treatment. Manufacturers are also required to conduct adequate testing on all drugs to look for potential side effects and to assist in producing clear and comprehensive labeling on their products.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in charge of regulating prescription medications. The FDA does not conduct tests on new drugs itself, but reviews the clinical trial data provided by drug manufacturers. Herein lies the problem. It is solely up to drug manufacturers to prove to the FDA that their drugs are safe for use. This creates a serious conflict of interest and has proven detrimental to patients.
What To Do After A Drug Injury
If you believe you suffered an injury from a prescription medication, you need to immediately inform your doctor and seek medical attention. Once your condition is stable, gather all of your medical documentation, prescriptions (including their containers), and contact information for any pharmacies you used to fill your prescription.
Next, you will need to contact experienced pharmaceutical lawyers. Pharmaceutical companies have teams of lawyers ready to defend them against any drug injury claim, so you will need a lawyer who has a track record of success in pharmaceutical litigation.
Why Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP
At Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP, our pharmaceutical lawyers stand up for our clients. We are not afraid to take on large corporations and have done so successfully in the past. Our lawyers have been recognized as national leaders in pharmaceutical litigation and we will go to work to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.