Medical Product Liability Lawyers in Atlanta, GA
Demanding justice for Georgia victims of dangerous prescription and OTC drugs
When a doctor prescribes medicines, patients reasonably hope that those drugs will help treat their medical complaints. At a minimum, patients have a right to expect that the drugs will not cause any additional physical or emotional ham. Drug manufacturers have a duty to test and retest the pharmaceuticals they design to make sure they are safe before they are made available to the public. These manufacturers should also keep abreast of any complaints or recalls by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The many side effects of drugs alone or in interaction with another drug can be severe and even deadly, killing patients or causing permanent injuries. At Harris Lowry Manton LLP, we fully understand the legal grounds upon which dangerous drug lawsuits may be filed. We can help you develop a legal strategy based on your individual case and situation. In addition to the personal injury lawsuits that our firm handles, we also are sensitive to the needs of individuals that have lost loved ones due to a pharmaceutical product. A wrongful death claim may be possible in certain situations. These can be discussed on an individual basis with an Atlanta dangerous drug lawyer at our office.
Some of the drugs that have come under scrutiny
There are many pharmaceuticals that have been linked to deaths and adverse medical conditions. Our Georgia dangerous drug lawyers work with experts to show that the drug was designed improperly, was made improperly, or was marketed incorrectly. We also use experts to show that the dangerous drug is what is causing the patient’s problems and not the patient’s other medical issues.
Some of the dangerous drugs that have been the subject of litigation include:
- Cholesterol-lowering drugs, which have been linked to muscle pain, kidney failure, and death
- Diabetic drugs linked to liver damage and heart and kidney problems
- Arthritis drugs and pain relievers linked to heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, cardiovascular events, and death
- Anti-depressants linked to liver damage and death
- Antipsychotic medications linked to hyperglycemia and diabetes
- Opioid painkillers which have been over-prescribed or wrongly prescribed
If you are suffering from any physical problems because of the medications you are taking, a faulty drug may be the reason. Some of the names of drugs that have been involved in dangerous drug lawsuits are:
Please also know that many drugs that are defective don’t begin to show symptoms, such as heart problems, until it is too late to treat them. It is important to review the medications you are taking to see if there are known concerns about them.
Get help now when the drugs you are taking aren’t working
Our Atlanta prescription drug liability attorneys constantly review any new drugs that are subject to FDA concerns. We work with pharmacology experts to understand what drugs should do and what risks there are in usage. Our attorneys at HLM are ready to help you understand which drugs are dangerous and when you have the right to sue the drug makers for product liability. We have obtained numerous multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and negotiated settlements in product liability cases.
Please call our Atlanta office at 404-961-7650 or our Savannah office at 912-651-9967, or complete our contact form. We offer free initial consultations.