The pharmaceutical industry rakes in billions of dollars a year. Like any other business, they try to minimize costs in order to maximize profit. One way they do this is by cutting corners on research, development, production and quality control. Sometimes they cut the wrong corners, and a potentially dangerous product is placed on the market. Unfortunately, many of these defective drugs are only recalled after they have caused harm to a patient.
Prescriptions drugs and over-the-counter medications are supposed to make you well. When they do just the opposite as a result of a defect and the patient is injured as a result, that patient has a right to seek compensation for the damages caused by the defective medication.
Have You Experienced Negative Side Effects After Taking A Supposedly “Safe” Drug?
If you have been seriously injured by unexpected side effects after taking a prescription or over-the-counter medication, you need to speak with a Houston defective drug attorney at Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates. We have been representing clients in Houston and surrounding communities in defective drug and other personal injury litigation for over 30 years. Defective drug cases can often be complex and difficult to prove. Our attorneys possess the expertise and resources to thoroughly investigate a dangerous drug claim and uncover the evidence that proves a drug maker’s negligence.
A manufacturer can be held liable and sued for damages even if they were not aware of a drug’s defects. Nor does it matter how carefully the product was produced or labeled.
There’s a Long List of Potentially Dangerous Medications
It seems like every day there’s a new report of a drug being recalled or lawsuits being filed in federal court because of dangerous side effects that the manufacturer may or may not have been aware of.
A few of the drugs that are known to have potentially harmful side effects include:
- ADHD Drugs
- Invokana & other SGLT2 Inhibitors
- Low testosterone drugs
- Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium
- Talcum Powder
In some cases, a person may be unaware of any potentially dangerous side effects until months or years after taking the drug. Some of these side effects can include internal bleeding, birth defects, blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.
Some of these dangerous drugs were put on the market before they had been adequately tested or without the proper warning labels. The drugs may also have become contaminated during the production process. Sometimes, the manufacturer is aware of the problems associated with their drugs, but keeps them on the market because they make a lot of money.
We Aren’t Afraid to Take On The Drug Makers
If you become ill or start to notice changes in the way you feel after taking a certain medication, the first thing to do is consult with your physician. If your physician believes the medication may be the cause of your problem, you should seriously consider speaking with a Houston personal injury attorney experienced in handling defective drug, dangerous drug and drug recall cases.
The drug makers are powerful corporations with lots of money and power. They will try every tactic possible to avoid bad publicity that may affect sales of a highly profitable drug.
We aren’t intimidated by the big drug companies. At Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates, our team of highly experienced recalled drug injury lawyers know how to build a solid case that will not only prove the drug company’s negligence but also maximize the potential compensation a client may receive for their injuries.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Defective Drugs Attorney in Houston, TX
Taking immediate action is vital in proving that a medication is defective. If you or a loved one have become ill after taking a potentially defective drug, contact Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates without delay to schedule a free, no obligation meeting with a Houston defective drug attorney.