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What is Pharmaceutical Liability?
In order to understand what pharmaceutical liability is, we should first of all see what the dangers of drug side effects are and examine the defects that some medical devices may have.
There are few people in the world who have never taken medications in their lives. In fact, people often take various drugs and pills for different reasons. Besides, many people use nutritional supplements in their everyday food and even drinks. People usually have to turn to plastic surgery due to different problems they have and this means that many of them have used implants and similar other medical devices. However, the truth is that the medications mentioned above are not always safe for health.
The drugs should be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before being sold in the drug stores or prescribed by the doctors. However, being approved by the FDA does not yet mean that the given drug or the herbal supplement or the medical device is 100% safe. The medications are, of course, being tested before entering the market. But after being sold, they are taken by far more people and here the risks of the given medication may arise.
If the medications injure people, then the manufacturer of those medications may undergo pharmaceutical liability for selling untested or poorly tested drugs or medical devices.
The pharmaceutical business is one of the largest and the most profitable businesses in the US and it is obvious that many manufacturers may try to conceal the results of their drug tests from the FDA to be able to continue selling the medications.
If the manufacturer fails to worn the FDA about the potential side effects of the medical devices and drugs, then the injured and harmed patients may file legal claims against the manufacturer requiring proper compensation for the losses they have suffered.
If you believe that the drug manufacturing company has sold you unsafe prescription drugs and medical devices, you should find an experienced pharmaceutical liability lawyer to help you file a claim against that manufacturer. If there are other people who have also suffered due to the same drug issue, you may file a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer. In such a case, you, as a plaintiff, may be able to collect both compensatory and punitive damages.