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Defective Drugs

Pharmaceutical companies will occasionally rush a prescription or over-the-counter drug to market. Some of these drugs are later shown to be dangerous or defective, and people can be hurt or killed by using them. A few examples of drugs that have been subject to product liability claims includes, but are not limited to:

  • Alendronic Acid or Alendronate Sodium (Fosamax)
  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
  • Dabigatran (Pradaxa)
  • Drospirenone (Yaz)
  • Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
  • Exenatide (Byetta)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Pioglitazone (Actos)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)

People who take defective or dangerous drugs may suffer heart attacks or internal organ damage. In some cases, they may develop cancer or diabetes. Such side-effects can lead to overwhelming medical bills and may also prevent victims from being able to return to work.

If a pharmaceutical company continues to market and distribute a drug that it knows has safety issues, the company may be considered negligent for not comprehensively testing these products. The drugmaker can be liable to a victim for failing to provide warnings about the possible consequences of using its product.

The manufacturers of many drugs are multi-billion dollar corporations who are armed with extremely aggressive defense attorneys ready to minimize any payout to victims of defective drugs. In many cases, they will attempt to claim that a person’s injuries were the result of a pre-existing condition or cast significant doubt on whether an injury can be connected to use of the drug. In other cases, these companies could indeed offer a settlement, although it is rarely sufficient enough to cover the past and future medical needs of the victim.

You should seek the help of the experienced Chester County defective drug attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices if you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one died after using a defective or dangerous drug. Our firm has decades of experience with product liability claims, and we work as a team to thoroughly investigate and prove how companies were negligent.

Our defective drug lawyers represent clients on a contingency fee basis there is no fee for our services unless we get you compensation, and you can call (610) 719-3190 to have us review your case during a free, no obligation consultation. Ciccarelli Law Offices helps people in Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, and Lancaster County.