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The United States provides some of the best health care in the world, yet an estimated 200,000 Americans die annually due to adverse reactions and harmful side-effects of prescription drugs. Manufacturers can be held responsible for sale of defective products, devices, and medicines. This responsibility is broad and includes the duty to exercise reasonable care in the design and manufacturing of a product. The obligation of the manufacturer to make a safe product includes the duty to design, manufacture, inspect, and label a product appropriately. Proving that a manufacturer of a drug supplement is responsible for a defective product can be complicated and expensive.
Below are some of the most common drugs that can cause serious injury leading to pharmaceutical negligence:
Pharmaceutical products include prescription drugs and any product that is used on the human body by the health care industry. It is not uncommon to find a drug company distributing a product that later proves to be dangerous. Nor is it rare to discover that the manufacturer knew of the danger of a product long before it adequately warned doctors and the public. Frank Penney is one of the few attorneys in the Sacramento and Roseville area that specializes in medical cases.
The medical device area can include negligent manufacture of individual devices. The device may be designed in a dangerous manner or the warnings for its use may be inadequate. Often patients are unaware that their harm had anything to do with a medical product. Only by carefully reviewing the medical records and searching the relevant literature can many such injuries be discovered. The FDA has more information on pharmaceutical injuries from drugs and their side effects.
Our Sacramento personal injury firm has the capability of discovering the part that a drug or device has had in causing harm. We have the resources to research the product and find experts who will testify. If you have a case involving a dangerous drug, please fill out our online form and have a Sacramento pharmaceutical attorney contact you about your case.