Pharmaceutical Profits First, People Second
Every day, people entrust their lives to their doctors. We follow their advice and recommendations in regard to which medications we should take and which procedures we should undergo. We assume that these decisions are always in our best interests. At the same time, doctors rely on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (commonly referred to as the FDA) to approve the drugs and medical devices that they recommend. Doctors put their trust in the FDA to determine which drugs and medical devices can be safely used, and which ones create a host of dangerous side effects that could put patients right in the middle of harm’s way.
When this chain of trust is broken, doctors don’t get hurt – their patients do. Pharmaceutical injuries caused by defective drugs and devices are unfortunately a regular occurrence these days. Information about some of the more commonly used dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices can be found below:
It’s often unclear whether the pharmaceutical industry puts people before profits, or if it’s the other way around. Pharmaceuticals are a billion dollar industry, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that drugs and medical devices are rushed to market without being fully tested. Often times, the decision to release a drug or device is determined after the pharmaceutical company has already weighed one of its main options:
Does the financial risk associated with bringing the drug or device to market at a later date supersede the health risk the untested device or drug poses to people using it?
Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies often roll the dice with public health and well-being, opting instead for profits and an early release date. No matter what the circumstances surrounding an injury brought on by a dangerous drug or medical device, those injured and their families do have legal recourse to take action against those who caused them pain, suffering, and (all too often) forever altered their lives.
We don’t believe that corporate profits should be put before personal safety under any circumstance. At Farah & Farah, we don’t think that it’s right for pharmaceutical companies to cut corners during the testing stages. We don’t believe that drugs and medical devices should be brought to market prior to extensive, complete testing. We don’t believe that pharmaceutical companies should weigh the dangers associated with a drug or device against the potential injuries that the drug or medical device can cause (and the costs associated with settling the resulting lawsuits). We certainly don’t believe that unsafe products should be signed off on as safe when there isn’t enough data to prove otherwise. Finally, we don’t believe that people who have suffered at the hands of a defective drug or faulty medical device should have to suffer in silence.
At Farah & Farah, we fight to ensure that pharmaceutical companies are brought to justice. We fight to ensure that the health of our clients is no longer looked at as a dice game. When drug companies manufacture and distribute drugs they know can hurt people, those companies need to be held accountable for their actions.
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Pharmaceutical litigation cases can be extremely complicated due to the number of negligent parties that may be involved. If you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one because of an unsafe medication or fault medical device, you may be able to file suit against the drug manufacturer, the testing lab, pharmaceutical company promoting the product, or even the doctor that exposed you to the drug or device. Who is at fault depends on a variety of factors, and who can be held financially liable isn’t always as clear as one would think.
Pharmaceutical litigation law firm Farah & Farah represents victims and their families nationwide. If you or someone close to you have been injured by a pharmaceutical product or medical device, contact our office immediately so that we may discuss the specifics of your case. While we can’t undo the damages these unsafe drugs and devices have caused you and your family, we can help ease the financial burden you’re also suffering with. To start your pharmaceutical claim and to see whether or not you have a case, call us at 855-797-9899.