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Suing Major Drug Companies for Major Mistakes

When people consume defective drugs or medications, the results are devastating as people suffer severe and painful injuries. Worse yet, innocent victims who consume defective drugs or medications are already suffering from an underlying medical condition. Defective drugs and medication are difficult cases to litigate due to the amount of resources drug companies used to defend themselves in court.

If you were the victim of a defective drug or medication, a Baltimore, Maryland defective drug and medication lawyer can work with you to build a winning case. The attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. are experienced in litigating complex personal injury cases. We know how to obtain compensation for victims of defective drugs and medications.

For a free consultation, contact us today at (855) 954-4141 or online.

Why Drugs & Medications Can Be Defective

People often believe that the drugs and medications sold by pharmaceutical companies are safer than normal products due to the oversight provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While it is true that the FDA requires extensive testing of drugs and medications before they are released to the general public, the testing is not performed by the FDA itself. Instead, the FDA relies on tests performed by pharmaceutical companies. The companies often perform inadequate testing or provide inaccurate results to gain FDA approval. The pharmaceutical companies do this because they prioritize profits over human lives.

Commonly used yet defective drugs and medications include:

  • Avandia
  • Invokana
  • Vioxx
  • Accutane
  • Paxil
  • Celebrex
  • Zoloft
  • Prozac
  • Oxycontin

How a Defective Drug & Medication Claim Works

A defective drug or medication claim is a type of product liability claim. Accordingly, there are three types of legal claims that a victim can assert against a pharmaceutical company.

  1. A victim can sue a pharmaceutical company on the basis that the drug or medication’s design is defective.
  2. A victim can sue a pharmaceutical company on the basis that the drug or medication is defective because of the manufacturing process.
  3. A victim can sue a pharmaceutical company on the basis that the drug or medication is defective due to the pharmaceutical company’s failure to provide sufficient warning of a potential hazard.

Injuries & Compensation for Claimants

Defective drugs and medications often cause victims to suffer severe injuries. These injuries and the victim’s suffering are made worse by the fact that the victims were already suffering from underlying medical issues. Fortunately, under Maryland law, a victim can receive financial compensation for the pain and suffering caused by their injuries along with financial compensation for the cost of their medical treatment.

How to Build a Defective Drug or Medication Case

Defective drug and medication claims require extensive investigation. One of the benefits provided by the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight is that pharmaceutical companies must keep extensive records regarding the development and testing of drugs and medications. Obtaining and reviewing these records is a difficult and time-consuming process. Few lawyers are willing to invest in this process, but we are.

Why Hire Portner & Shure, P.A.?

Pharmaceutical companies spend vast amounts of money to defend defective drug and medication lawsuits. To obtain compensation for your injuries, you should start by hiring strong legal representation from a Baltimore, Maryland defective drug and medication attorney. The experienced attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. routinely square off against the defense attorneys hired to defend pharmaceutical companies. Because of the results we have obtained, we have built an excellent reputation in the legal community, and in Maryland’s Hispanic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, and Korean communities. Let us use our skills and reputation for your benefit.

All personal injury representation is performed on a contingency fee basis. Portner & Shure, P.A. receives no fee unless our client obtains a settlement or judgment in court.

To schedule a free consultation regarding your Baltimore, Maryland drug or medication case, you can dial (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.


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