Drug manufacturers are constantly looking for new drugs that will bring profits to offset lost revenue from earlier, no-longer-patented drugs that are now available in generic form. However, in order to bring new drugs to market, time is of the essence: ideally, profits from new drugs would offset losses on older drugs that are available as generics. As a result, pharmaceutical manufacturers may not always spend the time needed to make sure a drug is safe. They have even been known to write reports themselves and ask researchers to sign their names to them when applying for approval to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And, since the FDA is not a consumer protection agency and is often populated by people who have previously worked for pharmaceutical companies and agribusiness, there is no guarantee dangerous drugs will be kept off the market.
At The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens, our lawyers have the resources and knowledge needed to hold drug manufacturers financially liable for injuries and deaths caused by dangerous drugs. If you or a family member have been injured due to the use of a dangerous drug, contact personal injury attorney, Casey W. Stevens at Casey W. Stevens today to schedule an appointment. (770) 408-6364Dangerous Drugs
The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens, represents clients in cases involving the following recalled, black-box warned, or dangerous drugs:
- Paxil (responsible for birth defects)
- ACE Inhibitors
- Zoloft (thought to increase the risk of suicide in children taking it)
Regardless of how big Pfizer, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, or other pharmaceutical companies may be, researchers and doctors are well-aware of the dangers associated with certain prescription drugs. Additionally, a paper trail may exist indicating an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, liver failure, kidney failure, gastric ulcers, or respiratory failure associated with many of these dangerous drugs. In fact, the FDA has placed a black box warning label on many of these drugs to warn of serious, dangerous side effect. These are called “black box warnings” because a black border typically surrounds them.Digitek - General Negligence
In other cases, general negligence is to blame. In the case of Digitek - a drug prescribed to patients suffering from arrhythmia and other heart problems - its manufacturer, Actavis Totowa LLC, mistakenly produced a number of pills that contained double the recommended dose. As a result, patients prescribed Digitek could have overdosed and placed themselves at increased risk for cardiac arrest and other serious complications.Our Attorneys have the Resources Needed to Win
Our attorneys consult with researchers and medical experts to detail the dangers posed by drugs that injure our clients. We subpoena company records, internal memos, and present evidence detailing what drug manufacturers knew and when. We provide medical testimony explaining the connection between the drug in question and our client's injuries and medical complications.
To schedule a consultation to discuss how we can help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering, contact our dangerous drugs attorneys at Casey W. Stevens today. If you prefer a face-to-face meeting, you can visit us at one of our North Georgia locations, or we will come to you. (770) 408-6364