Sacramento Defective Drug Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured or sickened after consuming a prescribed pharmaceutical product, the Sacramento based drug injyury lawyers at the Arnold Law Firm are ready to defend your rights.
Contact our team of experienced attorneys for your free case review. There are no upfront costs and we only get paid when we obtain a settlement or recovery. Call us today at (916) 777-7777.
How Our Team of Lawyers Can Help You
Drug companies are powerful organizations that are used to bullying smaller enterprises to ensure that they get what they want. In turn, their lawyers are generally well-versed in defending their dangerous products and often have many hours of courtroom experience in handling injury lawsuits.
With this in mind, developing a successful pharmaceutical litigation case is not an easy task and often requires extensive documentation and expert testimony to connect a death, injury or illness to the drug in question.
At the Arnold Law Firm, we can help.
With over 200 years of combined legal experience, our team of Sacramento defective drug lawyers is aware of the tactics that pharmaceutical companies use and has the determination to fight such companies to obtain justice for our clients.
We proudly work on a contingency-only basis, which means that we only charge clients our fees and services if we obtain a verdict or settlement for them. Furthermore, we also offer a 100% FREE initial case review. This allows potential clients to submit the details of their incident at no cost to them, so that our attorneys can review the information and then determine if there are grounds to file a lawsuit.
Multi-National Pharmaceutical Companies & the FDA
Before a new pharmaceutical can be sold to consumers, the product must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, what used to be a lengthy, detailed process now takes approximately half the time for a drug to be approved compared to the approval process from just 15 years ago.
This has been largely caused by the consistent pressure from drug manufacturers, who are eager to get access to the highly lucrative U.S prescription medication market. In fact, pharmaceutical sales are a multi-billion dollar business, which, unfortunately, has proven to cloud the judgment of the manufacturers who often hastily push products into the marketplace. The people that need these various medications to ease their pain and suffering are often the ones that are hurt the most.
Simply put, when a pharmaceutical company fails to adequately or properly test a new drug, patients who use the product may be seriously injured or killed by side effects. In many cases, drug manufacturers know of these potential side effects long before a recall is performed. Others have even gone to great lengths to hide the test results of their products, so that their drugs will be approved by the FDA.
In these cases, it may be possible to pursue a claim for negligence or product liability. If it can be proven that an injury or death resulted from the use of a pharmaceutical, it may be possible to hold the manufacturer of the drug financially liable.
Despite the cost of injury and illness resulting from drug side effects being overwhelming for many victims, it is important to remember that you may be entitled to collect financial compensation for loss of income, medical expenses, and your pain and suffering.
Common Side Effects from Dangerous Drugs
While pharmaceutical injures and their side effects can take many forms, there are some common symptoms that injury victims demonstrate whenever a drug is not performing as it was intended.
Unfortunately, many patients that are prescribed these drugs are not fully informed of the potential side effects they may experience while taking the medication.
This can be attributed to a variety of reasons however in many cases it can be due to the medical practitioner not advising the patient of any associated side effect. In other cases, the manufacturer has not tested the drugs thoroughly enough before putting them on the market. In fact, there have been some instances where known issues with medication has been concealed to avoid having the drug banned from sale.
With this in mind, some of the most common include (but are not limited to):
- Heart attack
- Blood cots
- Internal organ damage
- Organ failure
If a loved one has died as the result of a dangerous or faulty pharmaceutical, it may be possible to pursue a wrongful death claim seeking damages and compensation for the losses that have been suffered.
Need Help? Contact Our Sacramento Lawyers Today
Don't be fooled by tempting offers from insurance companies or pharmaceutical manufacturers. In many cases, their legal advisers may be quick to offer you a financial settlement that seems very appealing in light of your medical expenses and lost wages.
However, it's important to remember that the drug companies will only offer you a settlement that is in their best interests not yours.
Our lawyers have successfully negotiated claims with many insurance agencies and can help to explain your legal options today.
To find out more about how we can help with your defective drug litigation, contact us at (916) 777-7777. We offer free reviews of your claim and only get paid when we win.