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Washington DC  Dangerous Drugs Lawyers Protecting Victims through Pharmaceutical Litigation

Prescription drugs and medications are intended to heal.  Patients assume that the medications they are prescribed have been thoroughly tested and proven safe.  Unfortunately, even FDA-approved drugs can carry deadly risks.  Side effects can include increased health risks such as stroke, heart attack, and psychological disorders.  These side effects can cause complicated health issues, serious illness, and even death.  When the risks of taking a medication outweigh the benefits, it is considered a dangerous or defective drug.  Perplexingly, many of these dangerous drugs remain available and are frequently prescribed.  Patients are lured by a false sense of security, thinking that because these drugs are prescribed, they must be safe.  If you have suffered illness, injury, or the wrongful death of a loved one as a result of taking a dangerous or defective drug, financial compensation may be available to you through pharmaceutical litigation.  Contact a Washington dangerous drugs lawyer to find out how to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the consequences of producing and marketing an unsafe drug.


Jacoby & Meyers:  Washington Dangerous Drugs Attorneys Enforcing Pharmaceutical Liability

Before a drug is made available to the public, it is subject to years of research, testing, and clinical trials.  Sometimes, however, a pharmaceutical company may rush testing or ignore warning signs in order to quickly push a drug through to the marketplace.  Other times, identified risks seem rare and are only identified as widespread health risks during subsequent studies or after numerous patients report adverse affects from prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs.

The FDA may or may not issue a recall of a dangerous drug.  Often, the FDA simply requires warning of adverse side effects to be printed on the package.  This can even be true if the dangerous drug carries the risk of fatal illness or death.

Both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications can cause serious health complications and risk of death.  Even when taken as recommended, OTC can lead to liver failure, accidental overdose, or dangerous drug interactions.

Common medical conditions and health risks associated with unsafe drugs include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Liver failure
  • Depression
  • Increased risk of suicide
  • Blood clots
  • Birth defects

Even commonly prescribed drugs such as contraceptives can carry serious health risks.  If you or a loved one has suffered adverse health effects or birth defect from prescription or OTC medications, a Washington product liability attorney with Jacoby & Meyers can help you get the compensation you need.  As one of the largest law firms in the nation, Jacoby & Meyers has the resources and experience to hold large pharmaceutical companies accountable for the safety of the drugs they manufacture.  We can help enforce the pharmaceutical liability of those companies that put unsafe drugs on the market.


Washington Dangerous Drugs Lawyers Representing Clients Harmed by Unsafe Drugs

Though some defective drugs are recalled, many harmful drugs known to be associated with increased health risks remain on the market.  If you have suffered adverse health conditions as a result of taking a prescription drug or over the counter medication, contact a Washington dangerous drugs lawyer for an evaluation of your case.  At Jacoby & Meyers, our pharmaceutical liability attorneys have demonstrated continued success in obtaining financial compensation for those injured by dangerous drugs including:

  • Accutane
  • Avandia
  • Chantix
  • Digitek
  • Fen-Phen
  • Fosamax
  • Gadolinium
  • Haldol
  • Heparin
  • NuvaRing
  • Paxil
  • Prempro
  • Quinine
  • Raptiva
  • Reglan
  • Serzone
  • Tequine
  • Topamax
  • Trasyol
  • Viagra
  • Vioxx
  • Yaz/Yasmin
  • Zelnorm
  • Zoloft

Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs or nutritional supplements can cause suffered serious side effects.  If you become ill or develop a serious health condition from taking these unsafe drugs, seek immediate medical attention.  Next, find an experienced dangerous drugs lawyer in Washington to handle your case.


Call the Washington Dangerous Drugs Lawyers with Jacoby & Meyers Today

It is important to act quickly in pursuing litigation against the pharmaceutical company responsible for your unsafe drug injury.

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