Many people rely on prescribed or over-the-counter drugs to treat various conditions and live their daily lives. Sadly, some of these medications can do more harm to your health than good.
If you believe you or a loved one was harmed by an unreasonably dangerous medication, schedule a free consultation with a seasoned attorney at Redondo Law. A Miami dangerous drug lawyer can assess your situation and help pursue the compensation you’re entitled to.
Common types of dangerous medications
The term “dangerous drugs” refers to medications released by pharmaceutical companies that have proven to be dangerous to consumers’ health. Some of the most common drugs known to be defective or otherwise unsafe include:
- Accutane (and non-commercial affiliates)
- Ortho Evra
- Que She
In addition to individuals who have taken the above drugs, individuals affected by medications not on this list also have the right to pursue a lawsuit if they believe the drug had a negative impact on their health. The same rights apply to defective or dangerous medical devices such as joint replacements, implants, or hernia mesh to name just a few, and a knowledgeable attorney at our Miami office can further explain.
Establishing liability in a dangerous drug case
Dangerous drug claims can be difficult to make, as there are multiple parties who may be liable for a patient’s injuries. For instance, doctors may be at fault for off labeling or prescribing medications that have not been approved by the FDA. Medical professionals must also warn their patients about a medication’s side effects before prescribing it.
Pharmacists are also required by law to inform patients of a medication’s side effects upon that drug’s release. Those who fail to do so may open themselves up to liability should the drug have a negative impact on a person’s health.
Finally, manufacturers who have not released important information about a drug’s side effects can also face legal consequences. However, large pharmaceutical companies have many resources to defend against dangerous drug claims, making it important for potential plaintiffs to seek representation from a skilled Miami attorney.
Presenting a dangerous drug complaint to Miami courts
Individuals who wish to pursue a dangerous drug case must file a complaint with their local court. In Miami, an injured patient and their attorney should detail the name of the drug that impacted them, their subsequent losses, and the parties they believe to be liable.
A dedicated lawyer at our firm can help present an effective dangerous drug lawsuit should it be needed. Our defective drug attorneys can ensure that all of the necessary information and investigation are completed prior to filing and that this critical information is then included in a party’s complaint when filed within Florida’s statute of limitations. Florida Statutes §95.11(3) generally gives victims of dangerous drugs 2 years to pursue compensation from the date of their injuries.
Consult a Miami dangerous drug attorney on your case
Product liability cases, which include dangerous drug cases, are a difficult and complex area of law. If you or a loved one believes you were harmed by an unsafe medication, let a seasoned attorney at Redondo Law advise you on your case. In a free consultation, a Miami dangerous drug lawyer can assess your situation and walk you through your legal options. Give us a call today to get the guidance and support you deserve.