Defective Drug Lawyers in Amarillo
Holding Drug Manufacturers Responsible
Nearly all of us take prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs from time to time, and a large portion of Americans take prescription medications every day. Both prescription and OTC medications can have serious and even fatal side effects. If you have been harmed by a dangerous mediation, the Amarillo defective drug lawyers of Wood Law Firm, LLP are here to help.
Call our firm at (806) 304-0447 today to speak to a member of our team. We can help guide you through this process.
Our defective drug attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals and families who have been harmed by dangerous medications including:
Failure to Warn of a Drug Defect
Failure to warn doctors and consumers about the harmful side effects a drug can have is a potential product liability claim. Pharmaceutical companies have a legal obligation to warn medical professionals and consumers so they can make an informed choice. Too often, drug makers know that their products are dangerous but intentionally hide the evidence because they do not want to lose sales.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves medications for specific purposes. Any other use is called “off-label”. Although doctors can legally prescribe drugs off-label if they believe it will help their patients, pharmaceutical companies are not allowed to market their drugs off-label.
Of course, they do it anyway. It is not unusual for drug makers to use illegal marketing tactics and even pay kickbacks to doctors for prescribing their drugs off-label.
Drug recalls are a confusing topic for most consumers. Recalls are typically for label changes. Drugs are rarely withdrawn from the market once they have received FDA approval. If a medication is found to be dangerous after approval, a recall may be issued due to updates to the warning label.
What you need to know is that you can sue for your drug injuries even if the drug that harmed you has not been subject to a recall.
We Can Help
Our defective drug lawyers in Amarillo are here to stand up to the pharmaceutical companies and fight for victims like you. Your initial consultation is free, and if we determine that you have a case and represent you, it will be on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if we win money for you.
To learn more about drug injuries and your legal rights, please do not hesitate to contact Wood Law Firm, LLP right away.