The lawsuits have been in the public consciousness more of late. Most recent news describes how the Federal Food and Drug Administration is under-funded and can not possibly keep up with all the new drugs being pushed to market by the giant pharmaceutical companies such a Merck and Pfizer. Because it is so under-funded and understaffed, it must rely upon the companies pushing the drugs to do the basic research to determine effectiveness and safety. The FDA also has no effective way to follow-up on the drugs once on the market. So, if a dangerous drug is pushed through the FDA approval process, then harms patients, there is really no governmental response.
But for the efforts of plaintiff’s trial lawyers many of the dangerous drugs would continue to harm patients.
Even if a drug has a reasonable use, patients and their doctors must be warned of side-effects and dangerous characteristics. All effective drugs have their downside. The companies reaping the profits of their drugs are not motivated to tell the world of all the complications and the government is impotent to do so. Patients must look out for themselves; keep up with the latest news and consult with their doctors.
If someone gets sick from the medicine that is suppose to help them, they should seek the advice of a trial lawyer sophisticated in the science of pharmaceutical litigation. Call us Toll Free at 800-846-0433 or locally at 903-593-7660 for a free initial consultation. You may also contact us online.