Many people in Florida depend on prescription medications to maintain their health and live a normal life. Prescription drugs today can do everything from controlling high blood pressure to relieving chronic pain. Yet virtually all drugs have potential side effects. In some cases these side effects are minor and are clearly outweighed by the benefits of taking the medication. In other cases, however, the side effects can result in serious illness and even death.
We depend on prescription drug manufacturers to warn us of the potential risks of the medications they produce. But sometimes drugs are rushed onto the market without adequate testing. And sometimes a manufacturer will downplay the risks in order to protect their profits.
When people are harmed by a defective product like a prescription drug, they have legal options. The legal doctrine known as product liability holds a negligent manufacturer responsible for injury caused by a defective product or an insufficient warning.
Many product liability cases alleging harm from prescription drugs involve thousands of victims. These cases are often brought as class actions. This procedure allows numerous cases to be combined in order to expedite them through the court system without unreasonable delays to victims.
At the law firm of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., we have the experience and the know-how to take on the big drug companies. We have successfully litigated numerous cases against makers of defective products and obtained significant compensation for our clients. You can learn more about our product liability practice on our web page.