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Americans rely heavily upon the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to assure the safety, effectiveness, quality, and security of our prescription drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, as well as medical devices. For many of us – especially seniors and those with chronic conditions – there are so many facets involved in tracking and refilling our own medications that we just depend on our doctors and pharmacists to keep an eye on possible contraindications and allergic reactions.
If you or a loved one has taken a prescribed or OTC medication as directed and suffered harmful side effects, you may have a case based upon strict liability, failure to provide warning of known side effects, or negligence in manufacturing and design. Fortunately, you can rest assured that a Charleston dangerous drugs attorney with Auger & Auger will have the facts and diligent research capabilities to pursue a claim on your behalf.
Every Charleston dangerous drug attorney at our firm has extensive experience handling claims against Xarelto®, Eliquis®, Testosterone®, and Risperdal®. Auger & Auger is currently pursuing cases for patients suffering effects from Invokana® and other similar Type 2 diabetes medications – such as Invokamet®, Farxiga®, Xigduo® XR and Jardiance®.
Diabetic drugs such as those listed above are intended to improve glycemic control and simultaneously lower your blood sugar. However, there have been very serious issues relating to these medications; including heart attacks, kidney failure, fractures, and diabetic ketoacidosis.
If you are experiencing the following dangerous drug side effects – please call 911 for immediate medical attention:
Health professionals and patients can report ineffective medications or dangerous side effects to FDA MedWatch with an online form. A current list of FDA patient and physician alerts, statements of recalls, updates and advances can be accessed on their site as well.
Strict liability allows you to pursue a claim as long as the use of a drug was ‘as intended’ and the ‘direct cause’ of damage sustained. Product liability laws also cover drug manufacturers, making them responsible for the release of high-risk medications to consumers.
Not all plaintiffs want to pursue an independent court case. Multi-district litigations (MDLs) and class actions are common when a large number of individuals have suffered harm from the same medication. With decades of experience, a Charleston dangerous drugs attorney with Auger & Auger will determine the best route to the highest compensation to which you are entitled.
In most cases, settlements are possible to negotiate with the drug manufacturer. However, should we need to take your case to court, we are going to present compelling evidence and work diligently to get you the compensation deserved. Our practice is dedicated to providing our clients with excellent representation and personalized customer service.
Call (843) 751-4690 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!