Pharmaceutical Injury Attorneys in Charleston
Drug Injury Lawsuits and Settlements
Whether it’s a minor issue or major ailment, we depend on antibiotics, vaccines, or pain medications to treat various injuries or diseases we encounter in our lifetime. However, the pharmaceutical industry occasionally rushes to market drugs without thorough and sufficient testing in order to prioritize making profit over maintaining public safety. Since we trust physicians with our health and follow their instructions, a doctor may demonstrate negligence by issuing certain prescription drugs without warning about potential side effects or provide adequate instructions.
Injuries caused by dangerous drugs are the following:
- Heart attack
- Internal organ damage
- Increased blood pressure
- Depression, which may lead to suicide
If you or a loved one were injured or fell extremely ill after taking prescription medication, do not hesitate to contact our Charleston pharmaceutical injury attorneys to protect your rights and fight for you. When an injury is suffered because of pharmaceutical drugs, whether over-the-counter or prescription, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Types of Pharmaceutical Injury Claims
When a defective drug inflicts harm to a patient, a pharmaceutical injury attorney is capable of filling an action against a manufacturer. However, if so many people have been harmed by the same prescription drug, a class action lawsuit is filed.
Similar to filing product liability claims, pharmaceutical injury claims are categorized in three common classifications:
- Defectively manufactured pharmaceutical drugs – Claims which involve injuries caused by pharmaceutical drugs due to being improperly manufactured or became tainted. Errors may arise in the manufacturing facility, the pharmacy where the drug was created or bottled, or during shipping.
- Improperly marketed pharmaceutical drugs – Generally refers to the warning, instructions, or recommendations involving the use of that particular drug. Injuries occur because of a failure to provide detailed warnings regarding dangerous side effects or a failure to provide proper instructions about appropriate use of the drug. The manufacturer, doctor, pharmacist, sales representative, or some other medical provider could be at fault for providing bad advice.
- Pharmaceutical drugs with dangerous side effects – Involves injuries caused by pharmaceutical drugs which have dangerous side effects. These cases occasionally occur when a drug has been in the market for an extended period of time before it’s later discovered that they increase the potential of sustaining a certain type of injury.
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