Pharmaceutical drugs are an essential part of modern medicine, and they undoubtedly have a positive impact for many people in terms of their health and on the quality of their lives. Unfortunately, these drugs also have the potential to cause serious harm if they are somehow defective or improperly administered. When people seek medical treatment, they have the right to expect that the treatment they receive will make them better, not worse. Thousands of people each year are injured by pharmaceutical drugs, sometimes seriously.
Fortunately, Florida tort law allows people who are injured by pharmaceutical drugs to recover financial compensation for their injuries. While a settlement or award cannot turn back the clock, it can certainly help victims and their families obtain peace of mind and ensure that their losses are fairly compensated. As a result, anyone who has sustained an injury caused by a pharmaceutical drug should be certain to discuss their case with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
As with any consumer product, manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs have a responsibility to ensure that the products that they deliver to the market are safe to be used as intended. When this does not occur, victims may be able to sue drug manufacturers for their losses. There are three main ways that a drug can be defective and cause injury:
There are many potential parties that could be liable in a defective drug case, including manufacturers, physicians, medical staff, and pharmacists. The most reliable way to determine whether you have a claim is to discuss your situation with an attorney as soon as possible.
Another potential way that people can be harmed by pharmaceutical drugs is if there is an error made in the prescribing or administering of a drug. Examples include physicians prescribing an improper dosage, a nurse administering the wrong drug, a pharmacist mixing up a prescription, or the failure to recognize a drug interaction on the part of a medical professional.
These kinds of errors may constitute medical malpractice, potentially allowing victims to recover for any economic or non-economic losses they may have sustained. Discussing your case with an experienced attorney is the best way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. You can call us at (386) 777-7777 or fill out our online contact form below for a free case evaluation.