We trust that the drugs we get from doctors and over the counter are safe, but many are not. The Morelli Law Firm has secured millions in damages for people who have been injured by defective drugs and has served on leadership communities in many mass tort litigations against drug companies.
Right now, we’re representing over 1,000 women against Johnson & Johnson for asbestos in talc powder. These women have numerous health issues from it, including ovarian cancer. If you’ve been a victim of a defective drug, reach out to our defective drugs lawyers in Jersey City.
Protecting the Victims of Dangerous Drugs
Even if a drug is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it doesn’t mean that it’s safe. Sometimes, additional problems are only revealed after a drug has been on the market for a while. Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from adverse drug reactions and interactions.
There is a huge list of people that could hold liability in a defective drug case. Some of these include:
- Drug manufacturers
- Drug testing laboratories
- Drug distributors
Defective medications can cause lifelong disability or deadly diseases like cancer. If you believe you took a drug that harmed you, you may have a potential case. Our Jersey City defective drugs attorneys would like to hear from you to see if you do, and help you get compensation if it’s true.
Steps to See If a Drug Was Defective
The first thing we need to do is determine causation. Did the drug, or a drug interaction, cause your injury? A doctor can do this through lab work and examination to show you took the drug, and that it hurt you.
Then, we need to determine if the root cause of the harm was the drug itself, or if the doctor gave you the wrong drug. This is an important distinction. If the doctor gave you the wrong drug, that’s a medical malpractice case. If it is the drug, it’s a defective drug case.
Another way to see if a drug is defective is to check for a recall. The FDA has a drug recalls page that lists the current recalls. If you find your drug on this page, tell your doctor so that they can see if your injuries were caused by the drug or were caused by something else.
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How Dangerous Drugs Slip Through the Cracks
Federal regulation and a complex testing process try to keep defective drugs off the market, but some defective drugs slip through the cracks. Sometimes, the reason is because of mistakes in testing, deliberate or not. Sometimes, it’s because the drug company misreported side effects and test results.
Unfortunately, the system is reactive rather than proactive once they approve the drug. It can take several cases to add a drug to the recall list. Yours could be one, and it could save the lives of many others taking the same drug.
When you come to a defective drug lawyer in Jersey City at our firm for a consultation, we can check for an existing case or mass tort in motion about the drug you took. You may be able to join it and add further pressure on the FDA to recall the drug.
Can I Sue My Doctor, Too?
It depends on the facts of the case. In order to qualify as a malpractice claim, the doctor or pharmacist had to know that the drug was defective or made an error regarding the drug. For instance, if a doctor failed to warn you of a side effect or a recall, you may have a case for suing them.
Pharmacists could also share liability if they give you the wrong dosage or sold you a defective drug despite a recall. Like laypeople, doctors and pharmacists have to trust the FDA’s testing procedures and manufacturer claims about the safety of new drugs. As long as they’re following the standards of care, they’re protected from liability.
Contact Morelli Law About Your Defective Drug Injury
If you believe you have been hurt by a drug, find out. You could receive compensation for your injuries and provide case evidence to protect millions of other people. The Morelli Law Firm has deep experience with defective drug cases. Let us put that experience to work for you.
Don’t let the drug companies get away with selling dangerous medications. If you live in Jersey City, contact our Jersey City defective drugs lawyers by phone or through our website to schedule a free evaluation.