Defective Drug Lawyers
Advancements in medical science and pharmaceuticals have greatly extended our life spans and abilities to treat a disease over the last century. Unfortunately, in some cases, the rapid growth of the pharmaceutical industry has led drug manufacturers to market dangerous or defective drugs. In some cases, the side effects and medical consequences of these drugs can be much worse than those of the illness they were meant to treat.
Americans depend on their doctors and the medical treatments they prescribe to be safe. Sadly, even with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight, some unscrupulous companies skirt regulations in order to turn a profit. Some drug companies have even known the risks of drugs beforehand and put them on the market anyway, causing deaths and serious injuries.
If you or someone close to you have suffered from defective or dangerous pharmaceuticals, contact an experienced pharmaceutical litigation attorney today. At Chandler McNulty LLP our skilled legal team has decades of experience winning compensation for our clients and holding even the largest of drug manufacturers responsible for their negligence. To schedule a legal consultation and begin the path to healing and justice, call us today at (713) 997-8310 or reach out to us online. We offer confidential consultations free of charge and we can walk you through your legal options.
How a Defective Drug Lawyer Could Help You Get Justice
Pharmaceutical manufacturers may neglect to follow safety regulations or perform adequate testing on their products that could have revealed any dangers. Although the FDA requires multiple rounds of testing before a chemical can be sold for medical use, some companies falsify data or hurry through such testing in order to secure a quicker return on investment. In certain cases, creators of medical devices and pharmaceuticals are aware of the health risks of their products and place them on the market anyway, refusing to warn consumers of these dangers. Unfortunately, these companies will face accusations of this with deep pockets and strong attorney teams.
To secure the fair and full amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Your focus should be on your recovery, and a confident attorney can ensure that you will be taken care of throughout every step of the process.
Why Choose Chandler McNulty LLP?
The skilled attorneys at Chandler McNulty LLP are passionate about defending the rights of our clients, even against the largest and most powerful of drug manufacturers. Prescription drugs are meant to help people and improve their quality of life, not hurt them. Our experienced legal team has trial-tested experience securing compensation for the victims of unscrupulous drug companies and their families. We believe in establishing a personal connection with our clients and defending them against predatory and negligent corporations.
With decades of experience between them, the trial lawyers at Chandler McNulty LLP have worked up cases all over the United States, taking on some of the world’s most powerful corporations along the way.
The lawyers and staff on our pharmaceutical litigation team are devoted to securing compensation for every single client involved in a “bad drug” claim. Our resources allow us to provide individualized attention on each claim and represent groups of clients without losing sight of each individual’s particular circumstances. We utilize the latest technology, allowing us to seek electronic records and concrete proof during the course of our independent investigations. Our goal is to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their negligence and get them to pay top-dollar settlements to our clients.
After meeting with our legal team for a consultation, if you and the law firm decide that filing a claim is the best course of action, there are certain steps you can expect. First, we will conduct a rigorous and comprehensive investigation of all the facts, records, and evidence pertinent to your case. We also keep close contact with medical and scientific experts who can advise us and provide impactful testimony in court when necessary. Our team can also negotiate with the manufacturer and their insurance companies when needed. Finally, we have the trial-tested experience to win compensation for you in court if the case needs to go to trial.
You have the right to seek compensation if you have been harmed by a dangerous or defective pharmaceutical product or medical device. Chandler McNulty LLP will be there to help you get it. Call us at (713) 997-8310 or fill out a contact form today.
Defective Pharmaceutical Cases We Handle
Contrary to what some may believe, a manufacturer is not immune from liability for their negligence simply because their product is approved by the FDA. Consumers can experience life-altering or even fatal health consequences even when following the safety warnings and instructions from manufacturers. There are many different ways in which a drug or medical product can cause direct harm to consumers. The following are a few examples of common situations in which medical products can cause serious and avoidable medical problems:
- Defective/insufficient warnings and labels: Some manufacturers will fail to adequately warn patients of serious side effects, harmful interactions with other drugs, and adverse reactions.
- Neglecting to provide safe instructions: Drug companies are required to provide comprehensive instructions for safe usage of their products. Not doing so opens them up to liability.
- Withdrawn or recalled unsafe drugs: As mentioned earlier, some drugs were never safe to begin with and should not have been on the market in the first place. This can often occur when corporations mislead the FDA or falsify data during testing.
- Defective or adulterated pharmaceuticals: In some cases, drugs have been put on the market that contained other dangerous substances not advertised by the company. Some individuals may have pre-existing conditions that make them susceptible to such adulterants, which can be toxic for them.
Frequently Asked Questions
The injuries sustained by people affected by bad drugs can be grievous and permanently life-altering. Facing mounting medical bills and other expenses after such an injury can only add to the stress, especially when it is apparent that the medical problems were caused by negligence or carelessness. Taking on the huge, multi-national corporations that manufacture most of our drugs can be intimidating. We recognize that the victims of such negligence can have many questions. While the best way to get your questions answered is to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions our clients have:
What types of damages could I be eligible to receive compensation for?
Although the first thing that springs to mind is usually compensation for medical bills, there are a variety of different losses that those affected by defective pharmaceuticals can seek damages for. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the relevant laws and trial-tested experience securing compensation for every way in which our clients and their families have been affected. Here are a few of the types of damages for which we have won compensation for our clients:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost wages and reduced earning potential
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering
- Punitive damages and loss of consortium in cases of wrongful death
Is a drug or medical device usually considered safe once it has been approved by the FDA?
It is a common misconception that FDA approval means a drug manufacturer is immune from liability for their medical products. The FDA requires clinical trials that usually involve testing of a drug by hundreds or thousands of individuals. However, all FDA approval means is that based on the data provided by the manufacturer, the benefits of the drugs seem to outweigh the risks for the general public.
There have been hundreds of cases in which, after release to the general population, a drug has been found to have dangerous or even fatal side effects. There are several reasons this may happen. For one, the thousands of people that tested the drug usually represent a tiny fraction of the millions of people who will take a drug available to the public. Previously unknown interactions and side effects often make themselves known after the fact. Also, some particularly untrustworthy companies may cover up harmful side effects or falsify testing data in order to quickly profit off their investment. In any case, the manufacturer still can and should be held responsible.
Who can be considered liable in a pharmaceutical product liability case?
Responsible parties will often depend on the specifics of each individual’s case and injuries. For instance, if a drug was not prescribed by a doctor, the drug manufacturer can be held liable for injuries, but the injured party’s doctor usually cannot. In some cases of prescribed medications, even generic ones taken for off-label uses, the drug manufacturer, pharmacy, and prescribing doctor can all be held responsible and be required to pay for damages.
Contact Chandler McNulty LLP Today
If you or a loved one have been injured and suspect that a defective drug may be to blame, contact an experienced defective pharmaceuticals attorney as soon as possible. At Chandler McNulty LLP, we believe that everyone deserves caring, aggressive and experienced legal counsel. This is why we offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not pay any attorneys’ fees unless we secure you compensation for your suffering. To begin pursuing the justice you deserve, call our legal team today at (713) 997-8310 to schedule your free legal consultation.