We expect the drugs we take to be safe. Each pharmaceutical company has a responsibility to make sure the drugs or medical devices they are releasing to the market are safe for consumers to use, and FDA approval doesn’t change that responsibility. Pharmaceutical companies are required to do research that includes looking into:
- Long-term and short-term safety for use
- Potential for complications
- Potential for defects
As a Gurnee defective drug lawyer, I can tell you that many of the drugs involved in pharmaceutical class action suits in Illinois have been approved by the FDA. If a drug proves dangerous or causes harmful side effects after it is released, then it may be proven that the pharmaceutical company failed to ensure the safety of the drug and now owes compensation to victims of the drug’s effects.
Many of the pharmaceutical class actions we handle are for FDA-approved drugs, and the side effects our clients have experienced in these cases range from mild to serious. Some of the harmful effects we have recently seen from FDA-approved drugs include neuropathy, increased risk of heart attacks, kidney failure, femur fractures, and more.
If you believe you have been harmed by a dangerous or defective drug in Illinois due to the negligence of a pharmaceutical company or due to side effects that weren’t disclosed, don’t wait until it’s too late to take action and seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Schedule a completely free and confidential legal consultation with an experienced Illinois class action attorney at Hupy and Abraham by calling 1-800-800-5678 or filling out our easy online contact form.