Miami Dangerous Drugs
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency that is tasked with ensuring that the items sold in stores are safe. Among the tasks that the agency has is to ensure that prescription drugs that are used in hospitals and in homes are safe. Unfortunately, the FDA and other agencies rely on clinical trials and other information provided by drug companies in order to determine what drug is safe. Drug companies have an obligation to the public to ensure that their products are safe to use.
Unfortunately, drug companies are in a very competitive market and in some cases want to rush a product to market in order to maximize profits, and this can lead them to not release all of the information, side effects, and potential hazards of a drug. This type of situation can lead to dangerous prescription drugs becoming available to the Miami and Florida public. Each year, people are seriously injured or even killed as a result of dangerous drugs that are prescribed to them. If you have suffered a severe injury after taking a prescribed medication or after using a medical device, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case assessment. There may be remedies available to you under Florida law that allow you to seek justice and compensation in your case.What Happens When Dangerous Drugs are Sold?
When drug manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies are negligent in testing, labeling, and selling medication and drugs safely, patients often pay the price. Patients who take dangerous drugs can suffer from:
- Blood clots
- Allergic reactions
- Drug interactions
- Serious side effects
Drug manufacturers, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies have an obligation to test their products carefully and label them correctly. This helps ensure that:
- Doctors and other medical professionals have the knowledge they need when prescribing medication
- Pharmacists have the information they need when offering advice to patients
- Patients can make informed decisions about the risks of the drugs they are taking
- Pharmacists and doctors understand potential drug interactions before prescribing or dispensing medication
- Healthcare professionals understand the dosages and other information required to dispense medication safely
- Side effects and allergic reactions are kept to a minimum
- The drugs actually work as prescribed
Unfortunately, when drug manufacturers are negligent, serious side effects and injury can occur. When this occurs, it is important for injured parties to seek compensation to ensure that drug companies and pharmaceutical companies are held responsible. If you have been injured by a pharmaceutical device or medication, you will want to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community to review your options.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of hundreds of thousands of clients across South Florida. Our attorneys have handled medical malpractice lawsuits, pharmaceutical lawsuits, and other legal claims. The aim of our full-service law firm is to ensure that those who are negligent and reckless are held accountable while those who have been harmed get justice and compensation in their cases. Our attorneys believe that drug manufacturers and the government have a serious duty when marketing and approving prescription drugs. We believe that they should be held accountable when they cut corners or release dangerous drugs to the unsuspecting public. To review your situation with a personal injury attorney, contact Flaxman Law Group today.