Common Pharmaceutical Injuries
Pharmaceutical injuries affect thousands of patients in the U.S. each year. Many individuals are unaware of the risks medical products and prescription drugs they rely on for improvements in their health may carry if they are not properly tested prior to being placed on the market. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) helps regulate the products pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies make available to consumers; however, there have been numerous cases where a product has caused harm to individuals even after receiving FDA approval.
The most common pharmaceutical injuries are linked to taking prescription medicines that are proven to carry negative side effects such as organ failure, nerve damage, mental health issues, or other serious complications. Individuals may experience a number of negative side effects linked to taking defective drugs or using medical products that pose health risks. Several defective drugs and medical products have been the subject of nationwide product recalls but in many of these cases their related defects are not made known until someone has already become seriously injured.
A product liability lawyer can help those who have sustained a pharmaceutical injury caused by taking a defective drug or using a dangerous medical device that has been prescribed to them. Injured patients may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses for additional corrective treatment or therapy, pain and suffering, and other damages or losses they have incurred. In the event that one is fatally injured under these circumstances, their survivors may have valid cause for filing a wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible.
The Life Care Solutions Group can help those seeking to learn more about their legal rights to personal injury compensation after experiencing a traumatic injury linked to a defective pharmaceutical product. We are available to help individuals living in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas get quality legal help for their claims.
Contact the Life Care Solutions Group for more information on how we may be of assistance to you for your specific case.