Hundreds of Houston residents are adversely affected by prescription drugs each year. When a patient is prescribed a drug by their doctor they assume the drug is safe and will help with their ailment or ongoing medical condition. Usually this is the case, but severe adverse effects occur as well because of a defective drug.
All medications have the potential to have severe adverse effects. When drug companies know about these effects and don’t do anything about them, they risk the health and safety of patients. Drug companies are responsible for making sure their medications are safe. They need to make sure adequate testing is completed and that all potential side effects are clearly explained.
But many drug companies don’t do the necessary testing and focus more on profit than patient safety. This can lead to undisclosed side effects that cause serious harm to a patient. Our law firm helps patients who have suffered serious side effects from medication. We seek to hold these drug companies responsible for their negligence. We investigate drug companies who have not performed adequate safety testing or disclosed vital information about a drug. We aggressively represent our clients who are seeking damages for the injuries they have received because of these medications including Yaz birth control, certain types of SSRIs, Topamax and Pradaxa, along with many other dangerous drugs.
Patients who are affected by a dangerous drug should know that they have legal rights and can hold these drug companies responsible. Compensation may be sought for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.