Medical Malpractice

Defective Drugs

For the most part, prescription and over the counter drugs are used to correct problems and make our lives better. When a drug is defective, however, the consequences can be disastrous or even fatal. Doctors and drug manufacturers have a duty to consumers to avoid causing injury. If a drug is prescribed carelessly, the doctor responsible is putting the patient at risk of serious harm. If a drug is manufactured improperly or put into the market with insufficient guidance for doctors and consumers, countless people can be harmed.
At our firm, we fight to protect people who have been injured by defective medications. J. Antonio Tramontana, has more than 30 years of experience protecting Louisiana clients who have been injured through negligence. With each passing year, his knowledge and dedication to helping victims has grown. We have the resources and skill to help you if you or a loved one has been harmed by a faulty drug.

Who is Responsible for Defective Drug Injuries?

Every party that participated in creating the drug and getting it to you could be responsible for the harm that resulted. Drug makers are required to test the drugs to make sure they are safe and effective. They also must provide warning labels instructing consumers about side effects and potential damage the drug could cause.

Doctors are responsible for prescribing drugs to treat illnesses. If a doctor knows or should know that a certain drug will cause you harm, he or she could be held responsible for prescribing it. Pharmacists can also be held liable in drug cases, as they are responsible for filling prescriptions accurately. If they provide the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of the medication, they can be held liable for the damage caused. While there are other parties that could be held liable, these are the groups most often responsible for injuries due to defective drugs.

Understanding Defective Drug Litigation

Bringing a lawsuit against a drug manufacturer is not a simple matter. Drug companies are among the largest entities in the world. The resources necessary to develop and market a drug are staggering. They will fight to avoid admitting that a drug caused harm. Defective drug litigation is often conducted by a group of consumers and their lawyers. If you have a case, we may partner with others if that gives you the best chance to get the full compensation you deserve.

Drug recalls are not uncommon. These recalls generally follow numerous reports of harm to consumers, as well as substantial litigation to hold the drug maker accountable. Drugs such as Paxil, Vioxx, Yaz, Metoprolol, Bextra and more have led to billions of dollars in damage to consumers. To get these dangerous drugs off the market, the consumers who were harmed banded together to fight for the justice they deserved.

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If you have had an adverse reaction or otherwise suffered harm because of a defective drug, you need to speak to an attorney right away.
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Attorney Tony Tramontana is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Mr. Tramontana is one of only a handful of attorneys to achieve such distinction; a distinction which demonstrates skill and expertise in the field of medical malpractice proven through rigorous testing and examination.
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