Drug companies can and often are held liable for damages to consumers resulting from the drugs they have put on the market. Many times, the case against a drug company will fall under the general category of injury law, and depending on the circumstances, often falls into certain subcategories, including pharmaceutical injury law, medical malpractice/negligence, or product failure.
If you believe you have been harmed by a prescription drug, or you believe a loved one may have died because of side effects or adverse reactions to a prescription drug, contact our Oklahoma Drug Recall attorneys immediately for legal representation. We have extensive experience with injury law and can aggressively pursue your case. We may be able to achieve a quick settlement or, if adequate compensation is not offered by the defendant, aggressively pursue your case in court.
The Scope of the Problem
Drug companies provide many necessary and helpful products, but they are in business to make money. They have an incentive to put profits ahead of the public’s welfare. The fact is, the sooner a company gets a new drug approved, the sooner additional profits start rolling in. For this reason, prescription drugs are often hurried to market before they have been adequately tested. Drugs are sometimes approved by the very same laboratories that the drug manufacturers fund themselves. In addition, the long-term effects of many drugs are often difficult to determine or poorly understood. And unfortunately, some drugs that receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration turn out to be unsafe.
You may be surprised to learn that as many as 200,000 Americans die from adverse reactions and side effects of prescription drugs. And an even greater number of people die or are seriously injured by side effects and adverse reactions to over-the-counter drugs and medications. To make matters worse, it often seems that people have to be injured or die before a harmful medication is recalled.