Seattle Defective Drug Lawyer
Pharmaceutical drug companies earn profits in the billions by marketing and sales of medications that sometimes turn out to be defective and very harmful to consumers. When using a prescription medication drug has adverse side effects that cause you complications and undue suffering, you need someone on your side.
Chris Jackman Law Firm employs capable lawyers who are well-experienced in tackling problems caused by defective drugs. If you have been harmed through use of a prescription drug, we can help you file a case against the drug manufacturer or negligent physician to receive compensation for your damages.Why Your Medication Drug may not be Safe
All prescription drugs must meet certain standards of approval by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) before they are greenlighted for marketing and sales to consumers. However, so many medication drugs are developed these days that it is virtually impossible for the FDA to ensure (beyond the shadow of a doubt) that they are all 100% safe.
Often times the dangers associated with medication drugs only become apparent after they are used on a grand scale, by many people and for long periods of time. When mass adverse reactions are reported, the FDA may recall the drug from the market—but by then it may be too late to avoid a destructive side effect that was previously undetected. And, unfortunately, the consumer is the one who suffers.Pharmaceutical Companies Aren’t on Your Side
Every year pharmaceutical companies spend nearly $20 billion on marketing their medication drugs—which enables the industry as a whole to bring in around $450 billion in yearly revenues. In other words, prescription drugs are a monumental business!
Make no bones about it, Big Pharma is out to make a serious profit. They market and sell medication drugs to consumers knowing that there is always a risk of harm. Sometimes drug companies are fully aware that their product is dangerous, yet they hide this information from the public in order to keep the cash wheel churning. They fail to inform you of the risks because it means more business for them.
Pharmaceutical companies know they might get sued for defective medication drugs—however, in the end, they almost always make a profit. So the monetary risk is well worth it. Unfortunately, defective drugs pose serious health risks to consumers, which no amount of money can justify.
The problem is greed and a lack of ethics. We’re not saying all drug companies operate this way all the time. But enough of them do enough of the time such that billions of dollars are awarded every year for settlements involving defective drugs, false advertising, and misleading marketing of medications.
At the end of the day, the bottom line for pharmaceutical companies is profit, not the health of patients.Filing a Defective Drug Lawsuit
Chris Jackman Law Firm is an established Seattle and Kirkland law firm that provides aggressive and effective representation to defective drug and “bad drug” clients. We help you build a defective drug lawsuit case that strives to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for their negligence and liability in providing a product that has caused you harm.
We have litigated cases regarding the following defective drugs:
- Talcum Powder
Filing a defective drug lawsuit involves meeting with one of our lawyers to review your case and determine the best course of action. While many defective drug lawsuits are private cases, some are class action or mass tort suits in which a case is filed on behalf of a large group of plaintiffs, all of whom have suffered similar damages from using the defective drug.
In such cases, a large settlement may be awarded that is to be divided between the plaintiffs. An experienced lawyer at Chris Jackson Law Firm can advise you on the best course of action regarding your case.Establishing Negligence & Liability
The primary objective of a defective drug lawsuit is to establish the negligence and liability of the drug manufacturer or physician who prescribed the drug. In legal parlance, negligence is defined as the failure of a drug manufacturer or physician to demonstrate reasonable care in ensuring consumer or patient safety.
Pharmaceutical companies can be found to be negligent if they market and sell a product that causes adverse reactions—without informing the public of this fact. Likewise, a doctor can be found to be negligent if she or he fails to inform you of the risks and side effects that a prescription medicine can cause.
Negligence and liability are closely related. If a company or doctor has been found to be negligent, they will likely be found to be liable for your damages. However, product liability is another area in which a manufacturer can also be found to be in the wrong. When a product such as a prescription drug causes harm to a patient, the drug can be found to be defective, which makes the manufacturer liable for the harm the product has inflicted upon the consumer.
Proving negligence and liability requires collecting a significant amount of evidence and documentation supporting your claim. It may also require bringing in expert medical professionals as witnesses. We must demonstrate that you have experienced a harmful adverse reaction or side effect as a result of using the medication in question, and influence the judge to confirm the negligence of the manufacturer or physician—or the defective status of the drug.How can I Benefit from a Defective Drug Lawsuit?
Adverse reactions, complications and harmful side effects caused by medication drugs result in a broad range of problems. They compromise your physical health, result in physical pain and emotional suffering, reduce the time you can work—which cuts down on the money you can earn, and can lead to more medical bills.
Damages a defective drug lawsuit covers includes:
- physical pain
- emotional suffering
- decrease in capacity to enjoy life
- time lost from work (decrease in pay)
- medical bills
Filing a successful defective drug lawsuit is a rigorous endeavor that entails dedication and diligence. Highly affluent pharmaceutical companies can afford to pay big shot lawyers tons of money to defend them. At Chris Jackson Law Firm, we give you our solemn promise that we will do everything in our power to help you obtain the justice and the legal compensation you deserve for the damages you have suffered.