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Defective Drugs in the Marketplace

By Robert Sparks Attorneys  Jun. 12, 2012 1:48p

No one expects to suffer injury, health damage, or death from a consumer product. When such tragic events happen, however, victims have a right to pursue justice through the legal system, based on the negligence of the manufacturers or distributors. Many types of consumer products are recalled each year due to safety concerns. These can include children's toys, cribs, and safety gear, household goods, tools, cosmetics, auto parts, automobiles, construction equipment, appliances, electronics, and more. Defective medical drugs can also be included in the category of defective products, where these drugs have caused negative health results in those who use them as prescribed.

All medical drugs may have side effects. In the case of defective drugs, however, those side effects are generally more dangerous, outweighing any benefits the drug may have. Currently, many medical drugs are listed as particularly disturbing in the effects they may have. Among them are Paxil, an antidepressant, which is linked to heart defects in babies whose mothers took the drug during pregnancy; Raptiva, a psoriasis drug which was recalled due to its association with bacterial and viral diseases which can cause death; Avandia, a diabetes drug which raises the risk of heart attack; and Yaz and Yazmin, birth control products which have resulted in dangerous blood clots. These drugs and other defective drugs are subject to claims, lawsuits, and class action lawsuits on behalf of those harmed through their use.

Talk to a Tampa Defective Product Attorney

Regardless of who is ultimately responsible for the damage that a defective product has caused, if you have been injured through the use of such a product, you should seek knowledgeable and skilled legal guidance. You may be entitled to compensatory damages for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more.

At the Robert Sparks Attorneys in Tampa, Florida you can speak to a Tampa defective product lawyer about the circumstances of your injuries from the use of any type of faulty product. Contact our offices to arrange for a free consultation to learn about your legal rights and options. Our firm's attorneys are nationally recognized for their superior legal ability, ethical standards, and professionalism. You can be confident that your case will be handled with the utmost care and attention to detail.

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