Drug Injury Lawyers You Can Trust
Over 4 billion prescriptions are written each year in the US, earning pharmaceutical companies over $319 billion in revenues.1 Research suggests that 90% of all new drugs approved by the FDA in the past 30 years are little or no more effective for patients than existing drugs.2
All the while, pharmaceutical companies spend 19 times as much on marketing and advertising as they spend on basic research and development.3 The potential for the drugs to be dangerous is seen in the fact that pharmaceutical companies have shifted their focus from prospering patients to prospering themselves.
What Does That Mean For Me?
Your doctor relies upon the warnings and research provided by the pharmaceutical companies when prescribing you a new medication. When that information is driven by a profit, it can minimize side effects and overestimate potential benefits. Your doctor can also prescribe a medication for “off-label” use or to treat a condition for which the drug has not been approved to treat.
Three quarters of all off-label pharmaceutical use is not supported by sound evidence or research and can compound the problems created by inadequately labeled medication.4
Injured By the Following Drug?
Do I Have a Claim?
Every patient is different and each case requires individual attention. Most often, a pharmaceutical company is held liable on the basis of defects, inadequate warnings, or misleading marketing. Pharmaceutical companies are legally responsible to ensure that their drugs are safe, meet FDA standards, and that they are effectively warning patients of any risks or side effects.
In addition, pharmaceutical companies have a continuing responsibility to revise their warnings as new research comes to light that might change whether your doctor prescribes a drug to you or not.
Peterson & Associates, P.C. is here to help. With a team of national dangerous drug lawyers standing by, you can count on us to aggressively advocate for your right to compensation.
If you are experiencing adverse side effects from a prescription medication, do not hesitate to reach out to our legal team to discuss your case. We bring exceptional insight from our proven history of claims success, having collected $500+ million*.
Call Our Firm for Reliable & Caring Counsel
Many people that have been injured by dangerous or defective drugs are unsure of where to start with a compensation claim. Our highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your claim and guide you safely through the entire litigation process. We have the resources, dedication, and skill to see your case through.
2 Donald Light, Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Fall 2013 at 590.
3 Joel Lexchin, Pharmaceutical Research and Development: What Do We Get for All that Money?, BMJ, August 7, 2012 at 345.
4 American Medical Association, Drug, Patient and Physician Characteristics Associated with OffLabel Prescribing in Primary Care, Archives of Internal Medicine, May 28, 2012 at 172.
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