Prescription medications, over the counter drugs and dietary supplements serve as a prime example of the amazing contributions medical science and technology have made. Capable of alleviating pain and treating numerous conditions and diseases, pharmaceutical products have allowed humans to live longer, healthier and happier lives. Although these products can, and do, benefit consumers, there is still the inevitable risk that defective or otherwise unsafe medications can cause harm to those that take them.
At Shook & Stone, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys are committed to standing up on behalf of victims who have been injured by the hands of corporate negligence. The pharmaceutical industry is a billion dollar industry, and one mired in stiff competition. As a result, pharmaceutical companies often neglect or eschew substantial research in their efforts to push their medications out onto the public market. For anyone who has seen the prevalence of drug recalls and class action lawsuits, it is easily apparent that this negligence can have a harmful and widespread effects on consumers.
Just as product liability law mandates the responsibilities of manufacturers to ensure that their products are safe for consumers, it also applies to the obligations and duty of pharmaceutical corporations. Generally, manufacturers of prescription medications, over the counter drugs, herbal supplements and other dietary supplements are required to ensure that their products are safe for use by the general public. When these products cause unreasonable injuries or illnesses to consumers, product liability law can be used to effectively hold companies liable for the damages they caused. A few examples of the medications that have been known to injure consumers include:
No matter which drug or pharmaceutical product may have caused your injury, our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers want to hear your case. With our assistance and unwavering support, you can better equip yourself to take a stand against these corporations and achieve the justice and fair compensation you deserve.
At Shook & Stone, our industrious Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have proven time and time again that we have the skills, experience and determination to challenge even the most powerful corporate entities. In our efforts to defend the rights of injured victims throughout the years, we have managed to hold negligent parties liable for the harm they caused and have recovered more than $500 million dollars in compensation for the victims and families we represent.
If you wish to discuss the nature of your unsafe medication claim and learn more about the ways in which our firm can help, contact Shook & Stone today.