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Bel Air, Maryland Defective Drug Attorney

Dangerous Medication Lawyers in Bel Air

People are prescribed drugs and medications by their doctors to receive treatment for their illnesses. However, not all of these drugs are safe for use. The issue is that doctors and patients alike might not know anything is wrong until it is too late, and harm has been done.

If you took a prescribed medicine that eventually caused you to suffer an injury or illness, then Portner & Shure, P.A. in Bel Air, Maryland wants to hear from you. Our Bel Air defective medication attorneys are currently hearing from clients around the area who have suffered ill-fated consequences and side effects when taking a prescription that should have helped them. Depending on your unique situation, you might be able to pursue full compensation from the Big Pharma company that made and sold the drug. Choose us to help you in this fight against them.

Call (855) 954-4141 now to learn more about our services.

How Drugs Become Defective

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is meant to regulate the pharmaceutical industry, stopping dangerous drugs from hitting the market. However, this role is exaggerated and misunderstood. The FDA does not test new drugs in the vast majority of situations. Instead, the same companies that make drugs are the ones that test them, so it is not difficult to see how safety reports could be fabricated.

The primary goal of any Big Pharma company is profit. Some dishonest companies will pursue this goal to no end, even if it means hurting consumers and patients around the globe.

Drugs and medications that have often been cited in lawsuits are:

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

How a Defective Drug Claim Works

Personal injury claims for defective drugs and medications fall under the umbrella of product liability law.

There are three types of product liability claims:

  • Design: A pharmaceutical company can be held liable under a defective design claim if the drug was never safe to begin with due to a design oversight.
  • Manufacturing: Under this claim, a drug manufacturer can be held liable if the method used to manufacture the drug or medication rendered it dangerous.
  • Breach of warranty: A Big Pharma company can be held liable if they failed to provide sufficient warning to the public of a potential danger about the drug, i.e. did not disclose all known side effects.

Injuries & Compensation in a Defective Drug Claim

People suffer severe injuries as a result of defective drugs and medications. Yet the injuries suffered by one user might be completely different from those of the next. This shift in injuries makes it difficult to understand all injuries and seeking fair compensation can be just as difficult.

Our experienced Bel Air dangerous drug lawsuit attorneys are here to help, though. We can work closely with your medical provider to get a full understanding of the injuries you have suffered due to the medication. Once those injuries are known, we can then calculate your damages using your necessary medical treatments, lost wages, and even your emotional pain and physical suffering.

How to Build a Defective Drug Claim

Pharmaceutical companies have a duty to perform reasonable testing on their products and then report those test results to the FDA. When the reports are not filed properly or the testing is never made, it leaves behind a paper trail of mistakes — or the suspicious absence of one. The foundation of building your defective drug claim will be uncovering such evidence of liability and using it to demand compensation on your behalf.

25+ Years of Legal Experience – That’s Portner & Shure, P.A.

You never need to worry about whether or not you can afford legal assistance when you choose our Bel Air defective drug lawyers to represent you. We proudly offer contingency fees that let you retain our services without worry about attorney fees at all. You do not owe us any attorney fees if we do not win your claim or end it with a positive settlement or verdict in your favor. Starting your case really can be that easy!

Please contact us online today to learn more.

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