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Freedland Harwin Valori Gander has been involved in some of the nation’s top litigation involving pharmaceuticals. For many years, our pharmaceutical trial lawyers have successfully initiated numerous individual and class action pharmaceutical lawsuits against irresponsible drug manufacturers and marketers.
Prescription drugs have alleviated many aches and pains and have saved many lives. However, there have been countless errors with prescription drugs and recalls for drugs that were supposedly safe (Celebrex-Phen, Baycol, Serzone, Yaz & Yazmin, Vioxx, Fen-Phen). If you or one of your family members has suffered injury, illness or serious side effects caused by these drugs, you should consult with a Pharmaceutical lawyer.
Pharmaceutical Companies Put Profits Ahead of the Public’s Best Interest
Pharmaceutical companies often put their profits ahead of the public’s best interest and don’t adequately test before putting them on the market. Before the FDA does anything about it, it is too late for many people. Every year, thousands suffer serious side effects or die from dangerous prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
In general, a drug manufacturer has no legal obligation to provide warnings about a prescription medication’s possible side effects to the general public. Instead, the company must provide to physicians who prescribe the drug detailed information on side effects and data on how it interacts with other drugs a patient may be taking.
When buying an over-the-counter drug, you are supposed to be informed by the manufacturer about all the possible side effects and how the drug may interact with other drugs. This information is generally inadequate and less complete than what is normally provided to doctors. This is particularly true if the drug you are buying was once available only by prescription. Whether you are taking a prescription or an over-the-counter drug, always consult with your doctor and your pharmacist on possible side effects.
What is Pharmaceutical Malpractice?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a government agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA is responsible for regulating and supervising the safety of foods, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and non-prescription medication, vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), veterinary products and cosmetics. Drug companies can be held liable for pharmaceutical malpractice if they do not abide by the FDA regulations and their unsafe drugs cause injury, illness, serious side effects or death.
Pharmaceutical malpractice can originate from:
- The doctor prescribes a drug that conflicts with another medication you are on.
- The pharmaceutical company does not disclose health risks or side effects.
- The pharmaceutical company does not know the health risks or side effects because the company did not spend enough time on clinical trials.
- The pharmaceutical company falsified clinical trials results to make the drug more attractive to the consumer.
- The manufacturer produces defective drugs that have not been detected in the quality control process.
- The pharmacist fills your prescription with the wrong medication or incorrect dosage.
About Medication Errors
A medication error can be a catastrophic event for a patient who relies on the correct prescription. Drugs to control symptoms or prevent serious ailments such as heart attack or stroke are life-saving. Patients cannot afford mistakes at the hospital or pharmacy that put them at risk of taking the wrong drug, not getting the right drug, adverse medication interactions, allergic reactions, or overdoses.
Common types of medication errors include:
- A doctor failing to review a patient’s current medications
- A doctor prescribing the wrong drug
- A pharmacy misinterpreting a doctor’s handwriting
- A pharmacy filling a prescription with the wrong drug
- Pharmacy mixing up patients or prescriptions
- The nurse administering the wrong drug or dosage
- Dangerous drug interaction that should have been anticipated by the pharmacy and doctor
One of the most common ways medication errors occur is when a healthcare provider negligently fails to realize that a patient has a drug allergy or is taking another drug that will result in contraindication or a dangerous drug reaction.
This can occur when a doctor does not take appropriate time with a patient, does not adequately review medical records, or otherwise fails to take proper care in writing a new prescription. Other common errors occur at the pharmacy when pharmacists dispense incorrect prescriptions or drugs.
Freedland Harwin Valori Gander Will Vigorously Pursue Your Pharmaceutical Malpractice Case
If you or someone you love has been harmed by a medication, it is important that you seek out attorneys who have experience in practicing Pharmaceutical Law. If the drug is already the subject of a class action or another type of mass lawsuit called an MDL (multi-district litigation), there will be special procedural rules in such cases. Make sure your Pharmaceutical Attorney is familiar with these special procedures.
When you turn to Freedland Harwin Valori Gander, you can count on our pharmaceutical legal expertise that adheres to the highest ethical and legal standards. Our Pharmaceutical lawyers are committed to resolving your case in a compassionate, responsive, yet efficient manner.
You can contact Freedland Harwin Valori Gander for a free consultation by calling (954) 467-6400.
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- BIRTH TRAUMA
- EMERGENCY ROOM MISTAKES
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE OR MISDIAGNOSIS – CANCER
- FAILURE OR DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS OF SEPSIS
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT GESTATIONAL DIABETES
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE BREAST CANCER
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE HEART ATTACK
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT AORTIC DISSECTION
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE PNEUMONIA
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE PULMONARY EMBOLISM
- FAILURE TO TREAT STROKE
- HOSPITAL MALPRACTICE
- INTRAVENOUS INFILTRATION
- MEDICATION ERRORS
- MEDICATION OVERDOSE
- NEGLIGENT FETAL MONITORING
- OB/GYN ERRORS
- PACU ERRORS
- PLASTIC SURGERY ERRORS
- PREOPERATIVE CLEARANCE ERROR
- RADIOLOGY ERRORS
- SPINE SURGERY MISTAKES
- SURGERY CENTER ERRORS
- SURGICAL ERRORS
Damages Jury Verdict on behalf of the family of a 34-year-old woman who bled to death during childbirth. With the assistance of top experts, we were able to demonstrate that doctors did not follow proper safety protocols, forcing the defendants to admit liability shortly before trial.
A settlement won on behalf of the family of a 47 year old woman whose death resulted from the use of a dangerous pharmaceutical drug. We proved the manufacturer knew of the dangerous side effects & did not provide proper warning.
A settlement on behalf of a child who suffered a brain injury as a result of oxygen deprivation during birth. Through years of tactical and technical litigation, we were able to prove that the nurses and physicians both failed to intervene and prevent the brain injury.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
A settlement on behalf of a middle-aged man who was read ended by a waste management truck.
NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE
A settlement on behalf of the family of an elderly man who died as a result of being neglected and uncared for by a nursing home.
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