St. Petersburg Pharmaceutical Injury Lawyer
Whenever a person takes a medication, whether it is a prescription medication that is used via the recommendation of a doctor or an over-the-counter medication, they have an expectation that taking the medication will serve them well. Unfortunately, not all pharmaceuticals are safe, despite being on the market for human use. If you have been injured by taking a defective drug, our St. Petersburg pharmaceutical injury lawyers at the offices of The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group can help. Reach out to us today to learn more about your rights.
Types of Pharmaceutical Injury Cases
Prescription and over-the-country drugs are meant to improve a person’s health or condition, not impair it. That being said, defects may exist that render the product dangerous. Some of the most common types of defective drug claims include:
- Defectively manufactured drugs. Defectively manufactured drugs refer to pharmaceuticals that are designed to be safe and effective, but which are subjected to a manufacturing error that renders them unsafe. For example, perhaps the drug is contaminated during production, or the drug is not properly refrigerated/stored during shipping, leading to spoilage or another type of defect.
- Defectively designed drugs with dangerous side effects. While some drugs are designed to be safe and are merely made unsafe by something that occurs during manufacturing, other drugs are inherently unsafe based on their design. This includes drugs that have a high risk of injury or harm that outweighs the benefit of the drug, such as causing cancer, severe internal bleeding, heart attacks, or stroke.
- Defectively labeled or marketed drugs. Most drugs have side effects. However, if these side effects are less serious than the benefit that the drug provides, the drug may be considered advantageous and safe for use. That being said, drug manufacturers have a duty to provide a consumer with warning of any side effects. Any marketing or labeling that occurs that fails to include warnings or fails to include instructions for use is unacceptable.
Our Law Firm Is Here to Help
Taking a pharmaceutical that you expect to help you only to suffer a serious adverse health event, such as a heart attack, as a result can be shocking. In addition to the health condition, you may also be facing high medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering as a result. Our lawyers can help you to identify who should be held liable for your harm–drug manufacturer, testing laboratory, drug distributor, pharmacist, your doctor, etc.–as well as how to initiate the claims process and build a strong case. Our goal is to help you recover your maximum compensation award and get justice for the harm you’ve suffered.
Call Our St. Petersburg Pharmaceutical Injury Lawyers Today
Bringing a claim against a pharmaceutical company can be intimidating and difficult. If you’re not sure where to start or what your rights are, reach out to our experienced St. Petersburg pharmaceutical injury lawyers at The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group. Our team is committed to serving you, and will work hard on your behalf. We offer free consultations – connect today to learn more.