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Dangerous Drugs

West Virginia product liability attorneys

Some of the most common types of product liability claims that our firm handles are ones involving dangerous drugs. When you think about the countless numbers of drugs that are released onto the market every year, it is no surprise that some of these drugs are not adequately tested in regards to potential side effects. The dangerous drug lawyers at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC help injured victims recover compensation.

There are a number of FDA-approved medications that have been recalled, and in other cases, FDA warning letters have been posted about possible side effects. If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects, a medical condition or illness, or a loved one has died due to the use of a drug, whether a prescribed or over the counter medication, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.

A dangerous drug is any medication - prescription or over-the-counter - that causes injury when taken as instructed. This injury could be physical, emotional or psychological. A person may be harmed by a dangerous drug because it is defective, because of improper labeling or because of inadequate warnings.

Manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure new drugs are safe and effective

When creating a new drug, it is up to the manufacturer to make sure it is safe. Testing for side effects needs to be done before the manufacturer submits the drug to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval. And when side effects are discovered, they should be listed on the label.

Doctors and pharmacists also have a responsibility to people who take prescription drugs. When writing the prescription, the doctor needs to take steps to make sure the drug is safe for you to take, especially if you taking other medication. Pharmacists are responsible for preparing the correct medication at the proper dosage.

A law firm representing injured West Virginia patients

Our firm is well-qualified to represent victims of dangerous drugs in cases of injury or wrongful death due to use of these products. Our product liability attorneys will carefully review the situation and determine how to best take legal action against the manufacturer or other negligent party. Each dangerous product case is unique and will be handled on an individual basis, as the degree of injury and other damages will vary.

We urge you to contact our firm immediately if you or a loved one has suffered from illness or death after the use of a pharmaceutical product. One of our attorneys will explain your options and answer your questions during a free consultation.

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Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
602 Virginia St E #200
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-720-1000