Defective Drugs

Scovern Law Holds Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible for Defective Drugs.

Many prescription drugs that most patients believe to be safe can cause severe illness and death. In a rush to bring new drugs to market, the pharmaceutical industry often exerts more effort focused on profits than on consumer safety. Oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is not always sufficient to prevent a dangerous drug from causing life threatening injuries and illness. With a national reputation and more than a two decades of experience pursuing litigation against pharmaceutical corporations, Scovern Law provides aggressive representation throughout the entire case.

What are the legal duties that drug manufacturers owe to patients?

Drug makers have a duty to warn patients and doctors of all serious side effects from their medications.

The law in most states provides several personal injury claims for persons who have been seriously injured by a prescription drug with dangerous and undisclosed side effects. These claims include strict liability for a defective product, breach of warranty, negligence, and misrepresentation. Damages sought against pharmaceutical companies for dangerous drug side effects and injuries include:

  • Physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment;
  • Medical expenses, past and future; and
  • Loss of earnings and/or earning capacity.

In the case of a patient’s death, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death action and seek damages.

To learn more about legal representation at Scovern Law or to have an attorney review your potential case, contact us at 1.888.725.1890.