Medicine is supposed to make people feel better, not worse. New drugs are approved for use every year and unfortunately, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval doesn’t guarantee a drug is safe to use. Sometimes the drugs we are prescribed come with side effects that the manufacturer didn’t warn us about. Whether it’s an addictive opioid or a drug linked to disease, an inadequately tested, poorly made, or improperly prescribed drug can cause serious damage.
When that happens, those affected deserve compensation; those responsible need to be held accountable. That’s where we can help.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a prescribed drug or other medication, call us for a free consultation. The Gennusa Firm has years of experience helping injury victims throughout Louisiana, and we’re here for you, too. We’re not afraid to stand up to big drug companies to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
How Drugs Can Cause Harm
Patients expect that the drugs they take, whether prescription or over-the-counter, are going to work. But sometimes drugs do cause unexpected harm. When they do, it’s often due to a failure in one of these areas:
- Contamination or defective manufacturing of the drug
- Development of serious side effects after taking a drug
- Harmful interactions caused by taking multiple medications
- Lack of adequate warning labels or documentation
We’ve seen a wide variety of drugs potentially cause harm. The heartburn medication Zantac/Ranitidine, developed dangerous contamination as it sat in storage; the Interstitial Cystitis drug Elmiron causes serious vision damage, a fact that was missed in the testing and approval stage.
Holding Them Accountable
If a drug does cause harm due to manufacturer/seller error or negligence, the victims deserve compensation. Usually, that’s achieved through a lawsuit. If successful, the victim receives compensation for some or all of the harms they have suffered through either a negotiated settlement or a trial verdict.
In these cases, victims can expect to receive compensation for some or all of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced quality of life
- Pain and suffering
It may seem intimidating to go up against massive pharmaceutical companies, but the drug injury attorneys at the Gennusa Firm are ready to hold drug manufacturers accountable for their negligence. For more information on Dangerous Drugs, a free initial consultation is your next best step.