Defective Drugs

Uncovering these deceptions can take a while but with one of Robert A. Rivers’ attorneys in your corner, you have an excellent chance of receiving a fair settlement

Atlanta Defective Drug Lawyer

How were you to know the medication you were prescribed was bad?

There’s no way you could have known, but the drug companies and medical professionals sure could have. Fortunately, they can be held responsible thanks to The Law Offices of Robert A. Rivers.

Sometimes, even prescription medications aren’t what they should be. Like many other things, pharmaceutical drugs can be imperfect, and consuming them can have adverse effects on your health now, and in the future. Therefore, reaching a fair settlement is an integral part of healing and getting your life back on track.

If you’ve taken a prescribed medication that has caused permanent damage, call one of the Atlanta defective drug attorneys at The Law Offices of Robert A. Rivers. We can help!

Defining Defective Drugs

Before we get started, make sure  your suit is valid and justifies a personal injury settlement. Taking on a major drug company can be time-consuming and requires solid evidence. Therefore, everything related to your Atlanta defective drug claim must be in place.

What exactly is a defective drug?

Safe drugs must meet these standards:

  • There should be little to no risk involved.
  • The consumer should be made aware of potential side effects.
  • The drug must be prescribed and used only for what it was prescribed.
  • Severe side effects are an issue only if your medical professional failed to warn you of their existence. For instance, if the medication you’ve been prescribed can cause pancreatic cancer (which it did) and you were unaware of that risk because your health care provider failed to mention it, you have a viable claim and deserve adequate compensation.

Liability

Determining who should be held responsible can be tricky. Usually, in these situations, we will be filing a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical distributor or manufacturer. Georgia has severe liability laws in place where defective consumer products are concerned. The drug must be FDA approved prior to its release, but even then there is not a 100% guarantee that the product is safe. It is not unheard of for the manufacturer rig the tests so the drug will appear safer than it is, and either exclude or  downplay the side effects and their severity. Uncovering these deceptions can take a while but with one of Robert A. Rivers’ attorneys in your corner, you have an excellent chance of receiving a fair settlement.

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