Defective Prescription Drug Cases: Los Angeles & Nationwide
As patients, we have no frame of reference for evaluating the effectiveness or safety of prescription drugs. If a pharmaceutical company markets a drug, it gets FDA approval, and our doctor prescribes it, we have to assume the drug works as intended. We aren’t scientists; we trust that the prescriptions we are given are safe for consumption and that the known risks are communicated to us. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Large pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson have a history of marketing and distributing dangerously defective medications that carry undisclosed side effects, contra-indications, and other risks. Often, the pharma companies know about the dangers and choose to hide the problems in order to make their money. These unscrupulous companies must be held to task for the devastation they cause.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective prescription drug, you have the right to seek compensation for the harm you and your family have suffered. The defective drug injury attorneys at Morris Law Firm help clients who have suffered illness or injury as a result of defective medications. We will investigate your case, help you get the medical care you need, and fight to make sure that the companies responsible for putting a dangerously defective product on the market are held to task for the damage they have done.
If You’ve Been Hurt by a Dangerous Drug, You’re Not Alone
Millions of people around the country are harmed by dangerous, defective drugs. Pharma companies are obligated to conduct proper trials before distributing their drugs, and when they do put their products into the market, they are required to disclose known side effects and dangers. When they fail to do so, they can and should be held accountable for the harm they have caused.
Pharma companies have been hit with massive class-action lawsuits over the last 20 years after putting dangerously defective drugs into the market. Drugmakers often wind up paying large settlements to huge classes of injured patients and/or to government agencies, yet they continue making the same deliberate errors. To name just a few:
- In 2009, Pfizer paid a $2.3 billion settlement to the Department of Justice after marketing its Bextra product for “off-label” uses not approved by the FDA
- In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline paid the DOJ $3 billion for unlawfully promoting certain drugs, failing to report safety data to the government and public, and other fraudulent conduct
- In 2013, Johnson & Johnson paid $2.2 billion for misbranding its antipsychotic drug, conducting off-label marketing, and paying kickbacks to doctors and pharmacists
The through-line here is that pharma companies are not just putting dangerous drugs into the market: They are deliberately misleading the public and the government. They hide side effects, they market their products for uses that were never declared safe and effective by the FDA, and they give kickbacks to medical professionals to prescribe their drugs.
The zealous drug injury lawyers at the Morris Law Firm refuse to stand by while Big Pharma takes advantage of vulnerable patients in California and across the country. We’ll investigate your situation, find out if you have been prescribed a dangerous or off-market drug, find the proof that your drug causes the harm you have suffered, and hold the pharma company and other responsible parties liable for the harm they have caused. You deserve compensation, you deserve justice, and we’re here to help you get it.
Dangerous Drug Lawyers at Morris Law Firm are Ready to Help You Recover After a Defective Drug Injury
If you have suffered a personal injury or experienced adverse effects due to a dangerous prescription drug, faulty medical device, or other defective product, contact our drug injury attorneys to discuss your legal options. Morris Law Firm will fight on your behalf to see that justice is served. We serve clients across California and nationwide. We offer free consultations with no obligation. Call us today at 747-283-1144 or fill out the free case evaluation form.