Fort Lauderdale Defective Drug Attorneys Offer Help for Patients and Their Families
Board-certified trial lawyers level the playing field between patients and powerful drug companies
A typical prescription drug commercial seems to spend more time warning of side effects than explaining product benefits; prescription information can be just as complex. These warnings are required by law for consumer protection, but they also provide legal protection against drug liability in the event of injury to patients. Doctors often prescribe dangerous drugs when they believe the benefits to a patient significantly outweigh the risks. If you experience an adverse reaction to any medication, you need to obtain immediate medical attention. Then seek legal advice from an experienced defective drug lawyer at Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A.
The list of dangerous drugs is extensive
Some dangerous drugs are subject to recall. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may allow others to remain on the market when pharmaceutical companies provide compelling evidence that such drugs can relieve certain conditions or even save lives. Unfortunately, safety issues are prevalent in most drug categories, including the following:
- Psychological treatments such as Zoloft and Paxil
- Arthritis treatments, including Celebrex and VIOXX
- Weight loss drugs, such as Fen-Phen and those containing Ephedra and Kava
- Birth control pills such as Yasmin and Yaz
Understanding your legal options
If you suffered a serious adverse reaction, our dedicated attorneys will take the time to carefully assess your specific circumstances, beginning with identifying all at-fault parties. For example, some patients experience side effects when doctors choose the wrong prescription drugs to treat specific conditions. In other instances, the prescription is the correct choice for a condition, but it is a dangerous drug that carries serious risks.
When you need to pursue a defective-drug lawsuit or medical malpractice lawsuit, the legal action you choose may involve other individuals who experienced side effects using the same dangerous drug. While you can pursue an individual lawsuit, your personal injury attorney from Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. may recommend joining other victims of the same drug to potentially reduce legal costs and strengthen your claim.
Since most prescription drugs have a long list of potential side effects, you and other patients may not qualify for a class action. However, a mass tort lawsuit pertains to multiple users of the same drug, even though they experienced varying adverse reactions.
After seeking medical attention, contact a law firm with more than four decades of experience
You should discuss potential side effects with your physician and ask if safer treatments exist for your medical condition. If you experience serious symptoms when you take a prescription drug, you need to seek immediate medical attention. Then schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer at Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. We take calls 24/7, offer flexible hours for a free consultation, and can meet with you in our convenient downtown office, at home or in the hospital. We take cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we win or settle your case. Contact us online, or call us at 954.416.0124 today.