Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Aug 17, 2010 in Defective Drug
The world of pharmaceutical medication has exploded in recent years as more and more conditions have been met with new drugs designed to treat them. While the rush to market for these drugs has provided benefits for many people who needed help with their health, there are also risks involved with such an enormous amount of new medication suddenly becoming available. These risks relate to the development of side effects that can be serious, life-changing and in some cases fatal. Fortunately, those who have suffered from this sort of harm can seek help from experienced defective drug attorneys, and below is an overview of how defective drugs lawyers protect the public health.
When someone suffers from side effects because they used prescription drugs, defective drugs lawyers can take immediate action by filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the medication in question. There does not need to be a delay to take this step, unlike the enforcement arm of the federal government where bureaucracy reigns and specific steps need to be taken before anything tangible can be done. In addition to being able to file a lawsuit immediately, the defendants to these defective drugs lawsuits must answer the allegations within a certain period of time. In short, working with a defective drugs lawyer after someone has been harmed by a medication can lead to a faster resolution than almost any other method of enforcing someone's legal rights.
In addition to the ability to act quickly, defective drugs lawyers with skill and experience can also win judgments and verdicts against the drug manufacturers, and many of these awards are in the millions of dollars. When a drug company sees a string of judgments and verdicts coming down against it, it could lead to a withdrawal of that drug from the market rather than continuing to pay these judgments and settlements. The best result for public health overall when a dangerous drug hits the market is to prevent other people from suffering from side effects that could be dangerous and deadly.
Overall, if you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of using medication, contact a personal injury attorney at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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