Pharmaceutical Companies are responsible for educating physicians and patients of the potential harmful side effects of their products. Some drugs have been found to be dangerous even after receiving FDA approval and their release to the public; FDA approval does not guarantee a safe product. Often times, the drug companies negligently or knowingly withhold information about a drug’s potentially harmful side effects. When the pharmaceutical companies are found to have failed to meet their legal obligation of full disclosure to the public, they may be required to compensate individuals who have become ill from taking the drug as prescribed. Some very commonly prescribed drugs found to be dangerous include, Vioxx, Fen-phen, Lexapro, Paxil, Plavix, Prozac, Yaz, and Zoloft. This is by no means an all-inclusive list. Many other drugs and pharmaceutical products not included here have been found to have dangerous side effects. If you believe you have experienced an adverse reaction to a drug, you may have a claim for a defective drug. You should speak to a personal injury attorney to determine your right to compensation.
The FDA has a useful webpage where you can research the drug you suspect may have caused your adverse reaction and side effects. Click here to visit the webpage.