Representation for NY Immigrants Harmed by Defective Drugs
Sometimes when an immigrant suffers serious injury or dies as a result of a defective drug, the FDA recalls the drug or the manufacturer voluntarily removes it from the market. In other instances, the harmful drug remains on the market and more people fall victim to its dangerous side effects. William A. Streppone is a Long Island attorney who can help you take legal action against a pharmaceutical company by safeguarding your immigration status while working with products liability lawyers to pursue compensation. Recovering compensation is often the only way to offset the high costs of medical treatment, vital for dealing with serious injury.
Pharmaceutical Company Liability
Before releasing drugs, pharmaceutical companies must test them extensively to ensure they are safe. Also, drug labels must contain warnings about any potential side effects so consumers understand the risks involved.
Lawsuits often arise because of a failure to warn about potential heart attacks or strokes or because the manufacturer failed to conduct comprehensive testing before seeking FDA approval. In some cases, drug companies minimize the risks involved and fail to adequately disclose the dangers. All too often the potential harm the drug can cause is not revealed until someone suffers serious damage or dies.
If you have been hurt in an accident or by a product, you may be entitled to a cash reward. It is important to have an attorney who understands your legal status in the United States guide you through these types of cases while protecting your rights so you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Drugs that Have Been Subject to Litigation
You may be surprised to learn that some defective drugs are household names or that you have frequently seen them advertised. Defective drugs can be over-the-counter or prescription medications.
Some brand name drugs subject to lawsuits include:
- Celebrex. A painkiller used for arthritis pain with adverse side effects including chest pain from decreased blood flow to the heart, stroke and heart attack.
- Vioxx. A pain reliever used for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other types of pain removed from the market due to risk of heart attacks.
- Bextra. A pain reliever that increased the risk of heart attacks for patients with heart related conditions.
- Ortho Evra. A birth control patch linked to blood clot deaths.
- Renu. Contact lens solution that led to severe eye infections that required cornea transplants.
- Paxil. A drug for treating depression, panic and other anxiety disorders that had side effects such as increased depression, violence, severe addiction and birth defects.
The Law Offices of William A. Streppone can protect your rights as an immigrant and help you take legal action against a pharmaceutical company for harm caused by a defective drug. Call (631) 265-3988 or use the online form to arrange a free consultation. You owe no fees unless we successfully recover through settlement or verdict.