Warnings on Pharmaceutical Drugs Do Not Always Preclude an Injury Lawsuit
“Risk of heart failure, heart attack, blood clots, stroke, dizziness, fatigue, lack of concentration etc.” the warnings seem endless on pharmaceutical drugs. We see the warnings in every advertisement, on every label, and we hear them given by our doctors. Pharmaceutical warnings are everywhere.
Each year the Food and Drug Administration approves drugs and substances with warnings that take up more of the label than medical terms. Such a drug is then treated with the belief that because it was approved by the FDA than it is 100% safe and everyone is the exception to the risks listed in the warnings. Unfortunately, that is obviously not always the case.
Many people believe that because there are warnings on a pharmaceutical that if they are injured they have no recourse – and that is exactly what pharmaceutical companies want courts to believe as well. Pharmaceutical companies use the FDA approval and review process as a shield to protect them from lawsuits. Recently pharmaceutical companies have been appealing to the Supreme Court for a ruling that FDA approval and warnings on their labels are enough to shield them from lawsuits. The Supreme Court, however, has refused to limit consumer lawsuits against drug companies based solely on warnings and FDA approval. It is a misunderstanding that the FDA bears primary responsibility for drug labeling. It is actually the main manufacturer who bears that burden. This understanding can better help those who have suffered injury from a pharmaceutical.
If you or a loved one has suffered adverse affects due to a pharmaceutical drug, a Salcido Law Firm lawyer may be able to help you in spite of the warnings that may have been listed with the drug. Our experienced Utah personal injury attorneys will do their best to protect you and fight for the proper compensation that you deserve. Don’t wait to call to speak with one of our attorneys and schedule a free consultation where you can learn just what the law firm of Salcido Law Firm can do for you in your case. Call 801.413.1753 today.