The market for pharmaceutical products is highly competitive. Drug companies have known since the late 1990s that more new drugs have to hit the market every year in order to generate revenue for their shareholders. This push for profit creates an environment that is ideal for innocent people to be harmed by lesser known drug side effects. A pharmaceutical litigation lawyer may be asked to prove that a company knowingly doctored safety trials or covered up clinical data that could have prevented injury or death from drug side effects. The proof can illustrate a clear case of malfeasance.
The staggering variety of drugs on the market and the potential problems they may cause are two of the most problematic aspects of pharmaceutical litigation. Paxil, a drug commonly prescribed as an anti-depressant, has been associated with heart defects in newborns and suicidal ideation or behaviors in young adults. COX-2 inhibitors such as Vioxx can cause cardiovascular difficulties and renal dysfunction. Levitra and other erectile dysfunction drugs can cause sudden hearing loss.
The damage caused by unsafe or poorly tested drugs extends beyond the person who took the medication. Dealing with a loved one’s frightening drug-related complications can trigger anguish and depression. The emotional strain of caring for a loved one can interfere with the basic enjoyment of life, or can harm a career.
The side effects of drugs may harm the most innocent of victims. Birth defects caused by supposedly safe drugs deal grievous harm to a family. Although drug companies test their products, expecting mothers are especially at risk from unforeseen drug side effects. Should something go wrong, the loss a mother faces is incalculable.
Pharmaceutical Litigation Representation
Have you or someone you care about suffered harm because of an unsafe or poorly tested drug? Contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. You may be entitled to a fair settlement to cover the costs of your medical expenses and other losses arising from the incident.
Samer Habbas Pharmaceutical Litigation Lawyers: we can help you on your road to recovery.