Pharmaceutical Toxic Torts
When a patient is prescribed a drug, they should be able to expect a certain degree of efficacy and a definite lack of unexpected side effects. However, due to a variety of possible problems, a drug may cause exceedingly dangerous health problems. Whether from unreported side effects, dangerously unsafe storage and shipping mistakes, or improperly marked drugs, patients may be left seriously harmed by the very drugs that are meant to help them.
Who Is Responsible?
Toxic drug claims can become confusing in some cases, as several parties may possibly be responsible for a patient’s ailments. Depending on how the evidence illustrates what mistakes were made that caused a patient harm, the following parties may be held accountable for their mistakes:
- Doctors who fail to learn about a drug’s effects or read applicable literature before prescribing it
- Distributors of the drug, such as hospitals or pharmacies, that may mix up different types of drugs or improperly store the drugs
- Drug manufacturers, which may make mistakes during the manufacturing of the drug
- Drug testing laboratories, which may fail to test for certain side effects or combinations that could cause serious harm to a patient
- Drug sales representatives, which may wrongful present a drug’s abilities and side effects to a doctor
An injured patient may be entitled to pursue a claim against any responsible parties. However, the legal process of filing a toxic tort can be complicated, and may call for legal assistance.
If you’ve been given a prescription or over-the-counter drug that has lead to serious health problems, we may be able to help you file for compensation from the people responsible. At Hach & Rose, LLP, we have the legal experience and resources to fight these powerful groups on behalf of our clients’ best interests. For more information about how our pharmaceutical toxic torts lawyers may be able to help you prepare a claim if a company or medical professional has caused you harm, contact us today by calling (212) 779-0057.