Tennessee Product Liability Law: Pharmaceutical Products
Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs are used by millions of Americans regularly to treat numerous varying medical conditions, diseases, and other ailments. Unfortunately, the more our society as a whole becomes more reliant on pharmaceuticals and the treatment which pharmaceutical companies provide to the public, the more we discover dangerous and even fatal adverse side effects these drugs cause.
Recent studies have shown that negative side effects relating to prescription drugs are the singular largest contributing factor to preventable injuries for patients, tallying up more than 100,000 fatalities every year in the US and accounting for around 3 million hospitalizations. If pharmaceutical drugs are improperly designed, labeled, manufactured, or packaged, they have the potential to cause serious injury or even fatality. That’s why our experienced Nashville product liability attorneys at InjuryTN are ready to help you hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for their actions as well as fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Most Common Types of Side Effects
Those who are responsible for the operations of big pharmaceutical companies owe their consumers and the general public a duty of care in making sure the products that they manufacture and distribute are free of unreasonable hazards. These companies also bear the responsibility of ensuring that the public is alerted in the event that there are risks present when using their product. Sadly, though, certain pharmaceutical companies often introduce new products before they are ready to be distributed or have been provided with sufficient warnings regarding its risks due to the inherently competitive nature of the multi-billion dollar industry. What’s more, such premature races to market have proven to be a detriment to those who need the product.
The majority of the US’s most commonly prescribed drugs currently available on the market have severe side effects which could result in serious injuries, such as:
- Birth Defects
- Blood Clots
- Heart Attacks
- Heart Palpatations
- Memory Loss
- Stomach Aches
Contact Skilled Product Liability Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been injured or harmed because of a pharmaceutical product, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Nashville product liability attorneys at InjuryTN will assist you in taking on big pharmaceutical companies in order to obtain fair compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained. We have the skills and experience needed to stand up against the powerful pharmaceutical companies and protect the rights of individuals who have been injured. Contact our office today to schedule your free and confidential initial consultation with an experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney. There are no costs or fees until we win your case.