All too often, innocent Okeechobee consumers find themselves the unwitting victims of drug injuries and drug recalls after simply taking a medication prescribed or recommended by their own doctors and approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Whether the drug involved is a prescription medication designed to treat a specific medical condition or an over-the-counter medicine available at your local pharmacy, you are entitled to knowledge of the potential side effects of such drugs and how they might interact with any other medications that you might be taking.
If taking a particular drug causes an unexpected serious side effect or health risk, or if the drug proves to be defective in some way, then the drug manufacturer may be liable for injuries that result to consumers like you. Unfortunately, taking on large drug companies in court is not a simple or easy thing to do. If you find yourself in this situation, we can help. The drug injury attorneys of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene have the knowledge and experience to effectively and efficiently fight for justice on your behalf and pursue the compensation to which you entitled. We will not hesitate to take on these drug companies and hold them accountable for the injuries that their drugs may cause.
Many drugs that are used to treat common ailments and prescribed to thousands of patients nationwide have become the target of drug injury claims, including but not limited to:
Whether you fear that you have suffered injuries as a result of taking one of these drugs or another type of medication, you should first contact your doctor, who is the best person to evaluate your symptoms and determine whether you should discontinue taking the medication. Your next step, however, should be to contact an Okeechobee drug injury lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene for assistance.
Most people think that FDA approval makes medications completely safe to take as directed, whether they are prescribed by a doctor or simply sold on the shelves of your neighborhood pharmacy. In some cases, however, a drug has undergone insufficient testing to determine its safety or the drug contains a defect that was not discovered through the testing process. When consumers take a defective drug, serious injuries or even death can result.
The FDA may, at some point, step in and issue a recall for the drug in an attempt to prevent injuries to consumers, but this is small consolation to those who already have been injured or killed by taking the drug in question. Nonetheless, a drug recall by the FDA can be strong evidence in support of a drug injury claim against a drug manufacturer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides information about recalled drugs and maintains a list of all current and past recalls. Due to the potential seriousness of taking a defective drug, however, anyone who suspects that he or she has suffered injury as result of taking a particular drug should contact an attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene about any potential drug injury claim.
Recovering from a drug injury can be a long and arduous process. Aside from physical injuries, you and your family may also be struggling from a lack of income due to an inability to work. The stress of such a situation can be overwhelming for anyone in Okeechobee. If you find yourself in this situation, contact a drug injury lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene for a free consultation.