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Charleston Defective Pharmaceutical Products Lawyer

A prescription or over-the-counter medication that causes injury—be it physical, psychological, or emotional—can be considered a defective pharmaceutical product. Even if the injuries are not the result of the drug itself, but due to inadequate warnings or labeling, defective drug laws can be triggered. Defective pharmaceuticals are yet another type of dangerous product.

Defective drugs can cause devastating injuries that may take years to develop. For people who are injured in this way, legal action is often the only way to receive justice. If you have been hurt by a dangerous medication, the Charleston defective drugs lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Call 843-720-2800 to set up a free case review.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

The responsibility for drug safety falls to many different entities. Each party has a specific set of responsibilities and may be held liable if they fail to meet them. Both prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications must be properly tested, properly marketed, properly prescribed, and properly dispensed to the patient. In addition, all warnings and instructions must accompany the drug and any known risks must be made clear. Failure to follow all of the safety requirements can happen anywhere along this process and responsibility can fall to:

  • Drug Manufacturers
  • The FDA
  • Hospitals
  • Prescribing Doctors
  • Pharmacists

In order for a drug to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it has to go through a testing process, but often this process doesn’t take into account all of the ways a drug may be used, or the long-term effects. In addition to the drug manufacturer, doctors or hospitals who prescribe any drug and pharmacists who dispense them have a responsibility to make sure the drug is safe to use for each patient.

DEFECTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL LAWSUITS

Because of the high level of competition between drug manufacturers, sometimes drugs are rushed to market without thorough testing. Once this happens, dangerous or even deadly side effects can directly impact the public before the FDA becomes aware of them.

When a drug is suspected of causing injuries, the FDA conducts an investigation. If the FDA determines that the side effects outweigh the benefits of the medication, it may be recalled. Recalls can cause a drug to be removed from the market entirely, or simply to require additional warnings be printed on the label or insert.

Defective pharmaceutical lawsuits are highly complex because they rely on a thorough understanding of scientific details, and can fall under many different areas of the law, including:

Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & nearby areas of South Carolina

SPEAK WITH A CHARLESTON DEFECTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL LAWYER
If you have been injured by a defective pharmaceutical, it can be difficult to prove who is liable. At the Steinberg Law Firm, we have many years of experience handling these multifaceted cases. We can help you fight for justice by determining who is a fault. Contact the Steinberg Law Firm today by calling 843-720-2800 to schedule a free case evaluation. We serve clients from the Charleston area, as well as Goose Creek and Summerville, South Carolina.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

Charleston Defective Pharmaceutical Products Lawyer

A prescription or over-the-counter medication that causes injury—be it physical, psychological, or emotional—can be considered a defective pharmaceutical product. Even if the injuries are not the result of the drug itself, but due to inadequate warnings or labeling, defective drug laws can be triggered. Defective pharmaceuticals are yet another type of dangerous product.

Defective drugs can cause devastating injuries that may take years to develop. For people who are injured in this way, legal action is often the only way to receive justice. If you have been hurt by a dangerous medication, the Charleston defective drugs lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Call 843-720-2800 to set up a free case review.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

The responsibility for drug safety falls to many different entities. Each party has a specific set of responsibilities and may be held liable if they fail to meet them. Both prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications must be properly tested, properly marketed, properly prescribed, and properly dispensed to the patient. In addition, all warnings and instructions must accompany the drug and any known risks must be made clear. Failure to follow all of the safety requirements can happen anywhere along this process and responsibility can fall to:

  • Drug Manufacturers
  • The FDA
  • Hospitals
  • Prescribing Doctors
  • Pharmacists

In order for a drug to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it has to go through a testing process, but often this process doesn’t take into account all of the ways a drug may be used, or the long-term effects. In addition to the drug manufacturer, doctors or hospitals who prescribe any drug and pharmacists who dispense them have a responsibility to make sure the drug is safe to use for each patient.

DEFECTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL LAWSUITS

Because of the high level of competition between drug manufacturers, sometimes drugs are rushed to market without thorough testing. Once this happens, dangerous or even deadly side effects can directly impact the public before the FDA becomes aware of them.

When a drug is suspected of causing injuries, the FDA conducts an investigation. If the FDA determines that the side effects outweigh the benefits of the medication, it may be recalled. Recalls can cause a drug to be removed from the market entirely, or simply to require additional warnings be printed on the label or insert.

Defective pharmaceutical lawsuits are highly complex because they rely on a thorough understanding of scientific details, and can fall under many different areas of the law, including:

Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & nearby areas of South Carolina

SPEAK WITH A CHARLESTON DEFECTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL LAWYER
If you have been injured by a defective pharmaceutical, it can be difficult to prove who is liable. At the Steinberg Law Firm, we have many years of experience handling these multifaceted cases. We can help you fight for justice by determining who is a fault. Contact the Steinberg Law Firm today by calling 843-720-2800 to schedule a free case evaluation. We serve clients from the Charleston area, as well as Goose Creek and Summerville, South Carolina.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

What Our Clients Say About Us

I am very pleased with my experience

I have, and will continue to recommend The Steinberg Law Firm. They have worked very hard on my behalf.

It is hard to really put in writing how much Tom was there for me

He really did such an unbelievable job. Even when the settlement was made, he returned a text with a call to share in the joy over another medical event we were going through, that had a great outcome. Yes, they really do care.

I would highly recommend them

Enjoyed the fact that every time I called, someone called me back. It made me feel like my case mattered, and that I mattered. They answered all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner.

They will go the extra mile for you

David Pearlman and his staff did an exceptional job on my claim. Mr. Pearlman was honest, patient and steered me in the right direction. A’Riel was always nice and very helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

I would never seek help from any other Firm!

The lawyers and their staff are very professional, caring about your situation! They are one of a kind!Get this Firm behind you and you will never be sorry!

It was a pleasure working with Steven Goldberg and his staff

They were courteous and professional. They maintained regular contact for status reports on my case and provided needed documentation on a timely basis. I would recommend this firm.