Dangerous Drugs Claims
Although better ways are employed in clinical trials, testing drugs are always not a hundred per cent perfect. Most clinical trials are sometimes done in random to people who are under control. Thus, it doesn’t tell much if it’s appropriate for all people around the globe. This creates the venue for the rise of dangerous drugs claims all throughout Canada.
Factors like age, gender, race, and pre-existing medical conditions are likely to affect the effects of drugs to people. There are serious damage resulting from the use of dangerous drugs. Regardless of DFA approval, defective drugs continue to lurk in the market today. The health risks lead to hospitalization, serious damage and bodily disabilities. There are cases where treating victims of the risky medicines undergoes intensive surgery to be able to correct the injury.
Responsibility of Drug Manufacturers
Safety is one of the major concerns and responsibilities of drug companies once it hits the market. Manufacturers provide warning labels to pharmacists and to physicians before dispensing the products. Needless to say, all drug companies are aware that drugs have potential side effects that may cause damage, or death.
It is also the responsibility of drug manufacturers to recall defective products in the market. While government has the power to recall harmful cleaning supplies, clothing, food, toys and tools, they cannot recall dangerous pharmaceutical medicines.
How Safe is the Term “Safe”?
When your physician gives you prescription for your ailment, you always believe that it is harmless. Nonetheless, a safe medicine does not imply safety. The term “safe” means the benefits of a drug to the patient outweighs the danger it poses to the general population that the certain drug intends to cure. It is defective once the potential risk outweighs its advantage to the patient. In the latter’s case, there is the possibility of filing dangerous drugs claims against pharmaceutical companies.
Terrifyingly, off-label medicines are continuously surging in terms of popularity. The McGill University study shows that 11 per cent of physicians in Quebec provide off-label prescriptions. The FDA, on one hand, only tests the drug and approves it once it passes the safety standards. With this, they cannot determine the side effects, specifically the long term consequences that the drug renders.
How Dangerous Drugs Claims Arise
The damages caused by dangerous drugs are sometimes irreversible. Notable side effects include liver damage, bladder cancer, blood clots, birth defects, haemorrhage, and heart failure. Most likely, victims will suffer health related dangers due to manufacturer defect, lack of dosage instructions, inadequate warnings, and the ineffectiveness of the drugs to achieve treatment.
Physicians can also be held liable for prescribing defective drugs to patients. The drug manufacturer must warn doctors as to the possible harm associated with such medicine. Once the physician and the drug company give treatment that causes injuries to a patient, a lawsuit against them is possible.
The dangerous drugs claims cover the pricey medical expenses, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and many others. The lawsuit speaks the language of the pharmaceutical companies—money and more money.
If you are a victim of dangerous drugs, contact us to file the dangerous drugs claims and possible lawsuit. We will provide you with comprehensive legal services as personal injury lawyers. Our years of experience as drug attorneys made us expert in this field. Call today!