Holding Negligent Parties Accountable In Pharmaceutical Drug Cases

Product manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals and, to some extent, the medical professionals who prescribe them owe a duty of safety to the people taking the drugs. Have you suffered serious medical problems after taking a pharmaceutical drug? Have you lost a family member due to unsafe medicine? If so, you may be able to recover financial compensation with the help of an attorney who has experience handling such cases.

Michael M. Calabro, Esq., is an Alpharetta, Georgia-based attorney who offers legal assistance to those who have been injured or have died after taking a particular drug. He has recovered compensation for clients in previously filed pharmaceutical drug cases.

Unanticipated Side Effects

Pharmaceutical companies are required to invest millions of dollars in research and development of potential drugs. Once developed, these drugs face years of rigorous testing and trials prior to being approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and being released to the public for use. Although potential side effects are meticulously reported, it is possible that unanticipated side effects will emerge after the drug has been prescribed and used on a regular basis by patients.

Even Though A Drug Is Recalled, The Damage May Be Done

Drugs that are found to have severe side effects such as infertility, birth defects or death may be recalled or may lose approval by the FDA to be prescribed when particular factors are present. For example, the FDA may allow a drug to be prescribed only to women who are not pregnant or to people who have not suffered previous kidney problems.

Unfortunately, for some patients who have been taking the drug, these measures may be too late to avoid irreparable damage. These patients may be entitled to a financial settlement to compensate for damages related to use of the drug, including medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Thoroughly Investigating Your Options For Recovering Compensation

Although it is rare, a pharmaceutical company or doctor may have been aware of the potential for a particular side effect, but continued to distribute and prescribe the medication without putting proper weight on the warning of the side effect to patients. In these cases, punitive damages may be available to those people harmed by the use of the drug.

Mr. Calabro will investigate the drug, including known side effects and those that were not anticipated, how it was prescribed by doctors and for which conditions it was intended to be prescribed. After providing an honest assessment of your options, he will build a product liability claim designed to recover your losses.

Contact Our Lawyer If You Have Suffered Harm From A Defective Drug

Michael M. Calabro, Esq., is an Alpharetta, Georgia, personal injury lawyer offering accessible services to his clients throughout north Fulton County and the Roswell area. He has remote office locations and will meet clients in other convenient locations outside Alpharetta. Please call 678-987-8425 or contact Mr. Calabro by email to arrange a free consultation.