Were you taking medication for a medical condition, only for that medication
to create additional health problems? Perhaps the medication caused such
severe side effects that you experienced a heart attack, blood clots,
disabling dizziness, or another adverse reaction that affected your quality of life.
If you were injured by a prescription drug that you used and you experienced
pain and suffering, additional medical expenses, or lost work, you may
be able to file a product liability claim associated with the dangerous drug.
While prescription drugs are meant to help people, it is not uncommon for a
dangerous drug to be released on the market, only to cause severe adverse reactions or
side effects in the people who take them. When the patient suffers actual
damages, they may have grounds to file a product liability claim.
What types of dangerous drug claims are there?
Sometimes a manufacturer will receive reports about adverse events and
they will voluntarily recall a dangerous drug. Other times, the FDA will
insist that a drug manufacturer recall a dangerous drug after numerous
people experience dangerous side effects.
Essentially, drug-based product liability claims fall into one of the following
- Claims involving product defects: These drugs were manufactured improperly
or were somehow tainted. For example, there was a labeling or shipping error.
- Drugs that cause dangerous side effects: These claims involve drugs that
were properly manufactured, but they led to serious side effects.
- Drugs with marketing defects: These claims often involve injuries that
were caused by inadequate instructions, or the failure to provide consumers
with adequate warnings about safe use, drug interactions, etc.
Often, a dangerous drug claim will involve one or more of the issues listed
above. The defendants in a dangerous drug lawsuit may include the manufacturer,
the testing laboratory, the doctor, the pharmacy, or any combination of
At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we have represented clients
in a variety of dangerous drug claims, including but not limited to the
To learn more about filing a dangerous drug lawsuit in Columbia, South
contact us for a free case evaluation.