Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs Statistics
- An average of 106,000 people die every year as a result of prescription drug overdoses or interactions (NaturalNews.com).
- As many as 1,700 drugs are recalled in a single year (Mercola.com).
- 20 percent of recently approved pharmaceutical drugs have serious, life-threatening side effects (CHAADA.org)
Involved in a Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs Case?
Even when the FDA approves a drug, it may still be unsafe for consumers. The drug may have been approved prematurely, manufactured incorrectly or tampered with before the consumer took it. If you or someone you know consumed a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, you may be entitled to compensation from the drug’s manufacturer, or from someone who tampered with the drug before you consumed it. In such a case, you should speak with a qualified lawyer as soon as possible.
What Does a Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs Lawyer Do?
If you or someone you love became ill or died after consuming a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, you may benefit from the counsel of a qualified attorney. After you choose an attorney, he or she will review the medical records and other documentation associated with your case to determine whether a dangerous pharmaceutical drug caused injury, illness or death. The attorney may also request a second opinion from an unbiased medical professional.
If your attorney determines that the manufacturer of the drug was responsible for the harm caused by a pharmaceutical product, he or she will proceed by filing a case, or joining a class action suit, against the manufacturer on your behalf. Throughout the duration of the lawsuit, your lawyer will meet with you to prepare for court, negotiate with the drug manufacturer’s legal team, represent you during the trial and do everything else in his or her power to make sure that you have the best chance of winning. If your lawsuit is successful, the court may award you compensation.
Find a Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs Lawyer
If you or a loved one became ill, injured or died as a result of consuming a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, you should connect with a qualified attorney as soon as you can. To find the best lawyer for your case, use the statistics available on the Injury Lawyer Database to compare candidates. Though the statistics are from state courts, and most dangerous pharmaceutical drug cases are in federal court, the stats are a useful starting place in searching for injury lawyers.
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