Your California Pharmaceutical Injury Attorney
Though doctors and other healthcare practitioners are often trusted to have a patient’s best interest at heart, this trust is sometimes broken. Specifically, when a pharmaceutical injury occurs, an individual’s health is put at risk. Further, mild to severe injuries can develop, life-long illnesses, and even death. At Harlan Law, we do not stand for this kind of negligence.
If you or someone you know has suffered from a pharmaceutical injury in the State of California, our firm offers our deepest sympathies. First and foremost, it is imperative to understand that you did nothing wrong. You are not responsible for the pain and/or inconvenience you are currently experiencing. And while we cannot undo the past, we do want to try and help better your future.
To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation with a California pharmaceutical injury attorney, please contact Harlan Law today by calling 619-870-0802. You do not have to face this difficult time alone.
In this article, you will find reliable information on the following topics:
- What Is a Pharmaceutical Error?
- Common Types of Pharmaceutical Injuries
- Who Is Liable for a Pharmaceutical Injury?
- Contact a California Pharmaceutical Injury Attorney Today
- About Harlan Law
What Is a Pharmaceutical Error?
According to Statista, the United States holds more than 45 percent of the global pharmaceutical market, making it clear that pharmaceutical drugs play a pivotal role in many people’s lives. Yet, what happens when a pharmaceutical error takes place?
A pharmaceutical error can refer to a variety of various complications, including the following:
- Drug Recalls
- Mislabeled Drugs
- Adverse Side Effects
- Failing to Recognize Drug Allergies
- Wrong Prescriptions
While most prescription drugs are required to have warning labels and side effects listed visibly on the bottle or container they are packaged in, this tactic does not always occur. Unfortunately, not every drug is perfect, and some fail to provide the aide they promised to do, resulting in negative consequences.
For example, if you take medication to help lower your blood pressure, but the drug fails to accomplish the task, your health could be at risk, meaning you may have a pharmaceutical injury case on your hands. The fact that pharmaceutical errors and injures are preventable only adds to the complexity of the case. These drugs are required to be thoroughly tested, as well as accurately labeled and marketed.
Common Types of Pharmaceutical Injuries
It is unfortunate, but true: often times pharmaceutical companies think more about profits versus consumer safety, resulting in defective drugs being released to the public. As mentioned above, these defective drugs can cause irreversible side effects and illnesses, including death.
When pharmaceutical drugs are not properly tested, labeled, or marketed, yet still released, injuries commonly include the following:
- Heart Attack
- Blood Clots
- Increased Blood Pressure
- Internal Organ Damage
Even if the drug has been FDA-approved, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been known to inadequately test products, resulting in an unsafe release to the public. Other times, drug labels are misleading, which can cause individuals to unknowingly abusing their prescription.
Who Is Liable for a Pharmaceutical Injury?
If you suspect that you or someone you know has been injured due to a pharmaceutical drug, it will be important to understand who could potential be held liable for your pain and/or suffering.
While the manufactures of the drug do have a responsibility to test drugs before releasing them to the public, other parties have duties to complete, too. From the doctor who prescribes the drug to the nurse who instructs patients on how to take it, learning who is at fault for an injury can often be challenging. Yet, more times than not, one of the following parties is accountable for the negative side effects caused by the pharmaceutical:
- The Drug Manufacturer
- The Pharmacists
- The Physician
Again, drug manufactures can be held liable for damages when they fail to properly test the drug, and/or try to hide the drugs’s dangerous side effects. A pharmacist may be held responsible for injuries or illnesses if they give someone the wrong prescription or dosage. If a physician prescribes the wrong prescription or dosage, then they can be held accountable for the consequences.
Lastly, it is not only important to find out who is liable for your injury, but to also consider that statute of limitations, or how long you have to actually file a claim for the damages caused from the pharmaceutical drug. Because of these different factors, which can often be time consuming, expensive, and challenging, it is recommended that you work with a California pharmaceutical injury attorney.
Contact a California Pharmaceutical Attorney Today
Chances are, if you are reading this article, then you need a California pharmaceutical attorney on your side. At Harlan Law, we have seen first-hand the various damages these types of cases have caused. Not only do individuals suffer physically from inadequate pharmaceutical drugs, but both emotionally and financially, too. Though a monetary settlement cannot undo the pain and suffering you have experienced, compensation can help with medical bills and missed wages.
To learn more about your legal options, contact Harlan Law for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation by calling 619-870-0802. From filing paper work to collecting medical records, we will handle all aspects of the case, allowing you to focus on your health and recovery.
About Harlan Law
It is important to find a California pharmaceutical injury attorney you can trust, someone who will listen to your needs, and fight for your rights. At Harlan law, we tailor our services for each individual case, as no two cases or clients are ever the same. When it comes to choosing a law firm to represent you, we know that you have more than enough options. Yet, we believe our skills and experience allow us to stand out from other attorneys and firms.
Contact us today to find out what we can do for you. You and your family do not deserve to what is happening, and we will do everything in our power to make it right.