Drug injuries and deaths have been on the rise in the past few decades, sparking claims and lawsuits against such pharmaceutical giants as Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly, and Roche. These companies are responsible for providing safe prescription drugs to consumers, yet even those approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) are not guaranteed to be safe or free of debilitating side effects.
If you have been seriously injured by the use of dangerous prescription or over-the-counter drugs or defective medical devices in Fort Lauderdale, you may be entitled to financial compensation for damages. Only through legal action against a negligent manufacturer will you be able to obtain the compensation you deserve.
That legal action will require a competent attorney, preferably one who is experienced in drug injury cases. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we have been fighting for the legal rights of the injured since 1997. We’ve handled more than 32,000 cases with a dedicated team of competent attorneys, case managers, legal assistants, and investigators.
No case is too big, small, or complex for our skilled litigators and staff. We know how to deal with insurance companies both inside and outside the courtroom. When you bring your drug injury case to us, you can be confident that everything that can be done will be done to maximize your rightful compensation for the restoration of your health and financial security.
Drug injuries from dangerous and defective prescription medicines, over-the-counter medications, and defective medical devices can result in a range of injuries, including:
In many cases, these injuries can lead to the need for extensive medical care, physical therapy, or even corrective surgeries to repair damaged body parts and organs. Such injuries can leave victims temporarily or even permanently disabled, unable to work, and coping with pain, suffering, and emotional distress. In some instances of serious drug injuries, as in the Vioxx scandal of several years ago, thousands of patients died of cardiovascular problems after being prescribed the drug by their doctors.
Drug injuries can occur due to the fact that new drugs are often rushed to the market without sufficient clinical trials or because information about potential adverse side effects is suppressed or ignored by drug companies anxious to increase their high profitability. Many dangerous and defective drugs are recalled by manufacturers only after reports of injury or death are submitted to the FDA.
Legal recourse against negligent drug manufacturers is often a victim’s only recourse. Drugwatch.com reports on the many lawsuits that have been brought against various drug companies by victims seeking compensation for their damages.
If you’ve suffered serious harm due to drug side effects, you should turn to a legal professional who can help determine the merits of your potential case and who can take competent legal action on your behalf. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has a strong track record of results in standing up for the rights of the injured in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your drug injury case today.