Although pharmaceutical products are created in order to help suffering individuals deal with a variety of ailments, many are routinely recalled due to dangerous side effects, contaminants, marketing misrepresentation, and/or mislabeling. In many cases, prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs cause serious injury to bodily organs, causing pain and suffering, emotional distress, and even death, as well as a financial burden to the victims and their families.
Too often, pharmaceutical companies knowingly ignore the risks as the profits outweigh the potential penalties of placing a toxic drug on the market.
Too often, pharmaceutical companies knowingly ignore the potential risks or rush through the manufacturing process, as the profits can outweigh the possible penalties of placing a toxic drug on the market. Cullan & Cullan LLC have the knowledge and experience needed to assess the damage caused by a wide variety of toxic drugs and win compensation for victims through a product liability lawsuit.
Causes of Pharmaceutical Injuries
Because medications contain a delicate balance of ingredients and are meant to deal with a specific set of problems, they can easily result in further medical complications for a patient and worsen his or her existing injuries. The causes of such incidents include:
- Harmful and/or toxic ingredients included in a drug;
- Prescription of incorrect medication;
- Dangerous interaction with other medications being taken;
- The incorrect dosage prescribed for the patient; and
- Inherent dangers of medication not told to a patient.
Because of the variety of dangers present in prescriptions, patients must be wary of the drugs they take and how their body may be affected. Unfortunately, patients are not always informed of these possibilities and can suffer serious consequences.
Complications Resulting from Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products
As prescription drugs target a variety of organs and effect different aspects of how the human body functions, the complications that result can have a wide range of side effects, depending on the type of drug. Often, these include:
- Heart damage;
- Respiratory problems;
- Liver damage;
- Sexual dysfunction;
- Toxicity effects; and
- Other organ injuries.
While the dangers of pharmaceuticals are not always understood by manufacturers, they have the responsibility of making safe products and warning consumers of the dangers present in such drugs. These dangers are caused by parties other than the patient; as such, victims of injuries and health problems caused by medications, or the families of deceased victims, can seek compensation for their losses from the responsible parties.
Experienced Nebraska Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorneys and Physicians
When pharmaceutical companies willfully ignore catastrophic side effects and rush medications to market without testing them thoroughly, consumers who suffer injury or illness, as a result, are entitled to fair and just compensation. The Nebraska personal injury attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC have consistently and successfully protected patients’ rights, recovering millions of dollars for people who were irreversibly injured by the medication that they believed would help them.
Because our lawyers are also physicians, they understand the serious complications that can result from dangerous medical products and can better represent their clients. If you or someone you love has sustained an injury as a result of a drug product, contact our Omaha pharmaceutical litigation lawyers right away. For more information on the qualifications of our physician attorneys and for answers to important drug injury questions, please call us at (402) 882-7080.