Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyers Combat Defective Drug Claims
Pharmaceutical companies are producing and marketing new drugs at an increasingly high rate. In their haste to profit from a highly competitive market, drug manufacturers sometimes do not perform adequate testing on the drugs before marketing and selling them to consumers. As a result, dangerous or defective drugs are sold to consumers, causing serious injury or death to unwary consumers. All too often, Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey has seen the aftereffects of consumers who have been severely injured from taking prescription medications.
Types of Defective Drug Cases
Numerous prescription drugs have been recalled due to defects and dangers. Unfortunately, these defective drugs often reach the hands of consumers before they are recalled by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration or by the drug manufacturers themselves. This problem is often due to the failure of the drug companies to properly test the drugs before selling them. In other cases, drug companies are aware of potential consequences or side effects, but fail to adequately warn consumers of these risks through packaging, warning labels, or information delivered to physicians with the drugs. The bottom line is that drug manufacturers are putting profits over safety, which is ultimately harmful to the consumer.
Defective Drug Cases Can Be Complex
Defective drug cases can be highly complex and involve a great degree of medical information with respect to a victim’s condition and injuries, as well as how the drug in question interacts with other drugs and affects the human body. Therefore, it is essential that individuals who have suffered serious injury due to defective drugs work closely with an experienced Naples personal injury attorney who has a track record of success with these types of cases. Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey has years of experience in defective drug cases and the resources and connections with medical experts who can help build a strong personal injury claim on your behalf.
Consult a Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a family member has suffered injury or death as a result of a dangerous or defective drug, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., immediately for a free consultation. We will take your case on a contingency basis, which means that you pay no upfront fees or costs unless you are awarded compensation in your case. Review our settlements and verdicts page to view the results of defective drug cases and other personal injury cases that Fort Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey has handled.
More Information on Defective Drug Cases
It has been more than a year since the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis caused by the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts. Since the outbreak began in September 2012, more than 700 out of 14,000 people receiving tainted injections have fallen ill, including 24 this year. Tom Collier, the Deputy Chief of the CDC's (Center for Disease Control) mycotic-diseases branch says, "There's no way this is over for several years."
Recall - Ameridose, sister company of New England Compounding Center, recalls all products
According to an Food & Drug Administration (FDA) press release October 31, 2012, Ameridose, Westborough, MA, sister company of the New England Compounding Center, Framingham, MA linked to more than 30 deaths caused by contaminated products, informed its customers of its voluntary recall of all of its products following the FDA's inspection which found "shortcomings in testing procedures". The FDA has called for improvement in Ameridose's sterility testing process.