Pharmaceutical Litigation

Many injuries occur each year due to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Patients are harmed generally due to dangerous side effects, with some of these injuries resulting in death. However, even proper use of a pharmaceutical agent can result in harm to the patient.

Doctors, pharmacists, and pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for personal injuries resulting from the use of these drugs. Manufacturers of drugs and supplements can be held responsible for the sale of defective products. This responsibility is broad and includes the duty to exercise reasonable care in the design and manufacture of a product. The obligation of the manufacturer to make a safe product includes the duty to design, manufacture, inspect, and label a product appropriately. Failure to provide complete information can result in adverse effects not expected by the prescribing physician. Also, health care professionals can be held responsible for the negligent prescription or administration of medication.

 

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