Modern drugs and pharmaceuticals have saved lives and worked wonders. Most medicines are safe and effective. Some, however, are defective or have harmful side effects. Some are so dangerous they must be recalled. Each year thousands of people are injured or killed because they used drugs that were not properly tested, manufactured or marketed – or because the risks were not adequately disclosed.
A Proven Fighter Can Mean Success
The Driscoll Firm believes that drug manufacturers have an obligation to offer safe and reliable products that work as advertised. People who are injured by a defective drug can face catastrophic losses, including past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost income, permanent disability, pain and suffering, corrective surgeries, and wrongful death.
- Birth control pills. Yaz, Yasmine and Ocella – the most widely prescribed birth control pills in the world – have been medically shown to cause serious blood clotting that can lead to pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, stroke and death. Bayer has already paid more than $400 million to settle these injury lawsuits and has set aside hundreds of millions more to pay future claims.
- Seizure and migraine medicine. Pregnant mothers who take Depakote for epilepsy, mood disorders and headaches run a risk of delivering babies born with spina bifida and many other severe defects.
- Diabetes medicine. The approximately 2 million people who take Actos for their diabetes are at risk of contracting bladder or urinary tract cancer.
- Antidepressants. The popular antidepressants Paxil and Zoloft have been linked to major birth defects, according to the FDA.
Contact a National Drug Injury Lawyer Today
John J. Driscoll was the first lawyer in the country to obtain compensation for a Yaz (Yasmin and Ocella) victim. He has brought thousands of successful injury lawsuits against drug companies like Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co.
Put this experience to work for you. If you think you might have an injury claim as the result of a defective drug or pharmaceutical, contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C., at 800-305-9800 today. Talk to an experienced counsel about your legal rights and options. The call is free and confidential.
John. J. Driscoll Bio
John. J. Driscoll has resolved thousands of injury cases against pharmaceutical companies and drug manufacturers. He gets results. He has special experience in bringing class action and product liability lawsuits as well as representing multiple plaintiffs in complex cases. read more…