De Castroverde Law Group Articles Have You Been Harmed By a Dangerous Drug?

Have You Been Harmed By a Dangerous Drug?

By De Castroverde Law Group  Nov. 2, 2010 11:30a

We have become a drug oriented society and there seems to be a drug that is advertised for almost any condition one could think of. he pharmaceutical industry's marketing campaigns are extensive and the profits reaped from them are almost incomprehensible. Prescription and over the counter drugs are easily accessible and we assume that because they have been prescribed by a doctor or approved by the FDA that they must be safe. This is a dangerous assumption.

One could easily understand this if they knew about the number of lawsuits that are currently ongoing involving drugs that have injured or been responsible for the deaths of many men, women and children. Many of these drugs have been found to have dangerous side effects that were not properly communicated to the general public. Improper administration of these drugs too can be cause for a lawsuit against the responsible party; this type of suit can also be handled by a personal injury attorney.

Dangerous Drugs and Lawsuits

Following is a list of some of the drugs currently undergoing legal actions or law suits which happened in the past:

  • Paxil
  • Yaz
  • Yasmin
  • Ritalin
  • Phen Fen
  • Dexatrim
  • Seroquel
  • Zoloft
  • Avendia
  • Lipitor
  • Zocor
  • Prozac
  • Meridia

Can the FDA Be Trusted?

In an article dated March 3, 2008 an LA Times reporter Daniel Costello presented some facts in his article dealing with the issue of lawsuits and dangerous drugs. He quoted in the article, former FDA chief and a professor at UC San Francisco David A. Kessler, who stated "The FDA doesn't have the ability at this time to oversee in a comprehensive fashion everything it regulates." An additional piece of information we as consumers should take to heart is this: In the year 2007, a year long study done by the FDA's advisory committee found "the agency is so underfunded and understaffed that it's putting U.S. consumers at risk in terms of food and drug safety."

If you or someone you love has been injured by a dangerous drug, you should get help from a Las Vegas drug injury attorney. At De Castroverde Law Group, we can help. We are dedicated to our clients' success and will aggressively fight to acquire the maximum compensation for you to help cover the costs of any injuries you or a loved one may have sustained. Contact a Las Vegas Drug Injury Lawyer in our office today!

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