Miami Defective Prescription Drug Lawyer : Sean M. Cleary
How Do Help If You Were Injured Due to Medications Side Effects?
We will work on your behalf to obtain compensation for your condition and injuries by reaching a fair settlement with the pharmaceutical companies.
Sean M. Cleary
Side effects and injuries caused by taking unsafe medication, are a serious public health problem. CDC reports that 82% of adults use daily at least one prescription or over the counter drug, and 29% take five or more prescription medication. Side effects to medication cause death, hospitalization, or serious injury in over 2 million people in the US each year, including over 100k fatalities. Often, drugs are not adequately tested, or their side effects are not reported. Pharmaceutical companies are required to test their drugs thoroughly for safety before obtaining the FDA approval, but even so, many drugs were recalled and labeled as dangerous after they were released and used.
Dangerous drugs: Who is responsible?
There are several ways injuries occur after taking prescription or over the counter medication, including:
Development of serious side effects after taking a drug
Harmful interactions caused by taking multiple medications
FDA approval does not guarantee the consumers a safe drug. Our product liability lawyer, Sean M. Cleary, has seen many clients hurt by serious side effects to the medication they were taking. Whether a pharmaceutical company has omitted pertinent information or failed to include safety warnings, more so advertised heavily the drug as being safe, that company should be held responsible for any side effects and injuries that resulted. At The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, our attorney will fight to get the compensation you and your family deserve.
Prescription drugs: compensation and legal process
We are committed to legally represent you as a consumer against the pharmaceutical companies. We will take every measure possible to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We are available to consult with your doctors so we can evaluate the extent of your medical conditions for which the medication was prescribed and further injuries that resulted. We are working with medical experts, and we develop strong claims focused on securing fair compensation for any injury or side effect suffered, including but not limited to:
Past and future medical expenses
Quality of life
Past and future lost wages and loss of earning capacity
How Can We Help After Medication Had Serious Side Effects and Injured or Worsened Your Health?
The pharmaceutical companies are, each year, responsible for the development and production of medication that we all use to improve our health. Drug companies should perform appropriate testing. Unfortunately, some of the drugs are rushed to the market and promoted even though they have not been adequately tested or dangerous side effects were not discovered and made unavailable to the public.
When you receive a prescription for a drug from your doctor, you might believe it is safe as the doctor, and the pharmacist have the responsibility to advise patients regarding the side effects and accurate dosage of the medication. Unfortunately, due to incomplete labeling or unexpected adverse side effects, serious injuries can occur after taking medications.
If you or somebody close to you has been a victim of defective medication, prescription or over the counter, get in touch with our product liability lawyer as soon as possible, there are time limits for how soon you can file a claim. Our attorney will evaluate your case free of charge and will let you know of compensation and benefits you may receive.
Product liability attorney, Sean Cleary will provide necessary legal advice and will prepare a solid case on your behalf. He will gather and document information related to medical history, medical records, pharmacy records , the usage of the prescription drug responsible for the side effects and injuries, the reason for the medical prescription and any other evidence needed for the claim. We have access to documentation and information from the federal government or the FDA, and we can investigate the history of the prescription drug.
The black box warning is known as the strictest warning printed on the label of drug products and prescription drugs by the FDA (The Food and Drug Administration). These warnings are generally found on the drugs' label when the aforementioned drug has been associated with certain health hazards repeatedly and it presents the risks or adverse effects associated with use, as revealed by medical studies.
Are Individual or Class Action Lawsuits More Appropriate for Me? »
It is important to know whether you should opt for an individual or for a class action lawsuit. Joining class action lawsuits may be more efficient for patients who suffered minor to moderate injuries. If the use of a certain pharmaceutical product resulted in severe injuries or even wrongful death, patients or relatives are advised to file individual lawsuits.
What Damages Can I Recover from a Pharmaceutical Litigation? »
Victims of defective drugs can be compensated for their medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, future medical care and loss of earning capacity. Depending on whether there were other factors involved, the age of the patient, the severity of the injury etc., damages differ greatly.