Bristol, PA Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products Wrongful Death Lawyers
Seasoned Wrongful Death Lawyers Help Clients Get Compensation for Death Caused by Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products in Bucks County, PA
At least half of all Americans use one pharmaceutical drug. Many more use multiple prescription drugs on a daily basis. We all hope the product is safe and will effectively treat the problem—but on some level, most of us are at the mercy of someone else in deciding to use any given pharmaceutical product.
When a pharmaceutical product turns deadly, the wrongful death lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford are here to use our skills and legal resources to get the most compensation possible in your case. The wrongful death recovery system can be complex. Going up against big pharmaceutical companies will always seem intimidating if you don’t have prior legal experience. Our top-rated lawyers are here to help you navigate every aspect of your claim.
Maybe you’ve seen an ad on TV and wonder if the pharmaceutical product they’re talking about was responsible for your loved one’s death. Maybe you noticed your loved one’s health began to decline immediately after taking the prescription drug. Our talented wrongful death lawyers are here to put our unparalleled legal skills and 270-plus years’ combined experience to work for you.
If you need legal representation and suspect your loved one died because of a dangerous pharmaceutical product, we’re here to help. To schedule your free initial consultation, call or contact our Bristol, PA wrongful death lawyers today for a free consultation about your case.
Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products Have the Potential to Cause Irreversible Harm
Unfortunately, dangerous pharmaceutical products cause serious harm and even death every day in America. If you’ve lost a loved one, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to get compensation.
The reality is, most of us have very little idea what’s in the pharmaceutical products we use on a daily basis. Often, we find out that a pharmaceutical product is dangerous when it’s too late to prevent the harm.
Examples of prescription drugs that have either been proven to cause harm, or are under investigation for their potential to cause wrongful death, include:
- Proton pump inhibitors (certain types of heartburn medication),
- Talcum (baby) powder,
- Antidepressants, including Celexa, Prozac, Zoloft and more,
- Hepatitis and HPV vaccines,
- And more.
Dangerous pharmaceutical products can also come in the form of:
- Medical devices,
- Over-the-counter supplements,
- Surgical implants.
You may have the legal right to financial compensation if your loved one’s death was caused by a dangerous pharmaceutical product. To learn more, call or contact our skilled Montgomery County wrongful death lawyers for a free initial consultation today.
Pharmaceutical Companies Can be Held Responsible when Dangerous Products Harm Bucks County Residents
Like any other product manufacturer or developer, pharmaceutical companies can be held responsible for wrongful death caused by their products. Product liability law applies equally to dangerous pharmaceutical products, and can apply because of:
- Design defects. Liability based upon design defect generally means that the pharmaceutical product itself was fundamentally dangerous in the way it was formulated.
- Manufacturing defects. In the case of pharmaceutical products, a manufacturing defect could occur when the product was actually being made. For example, perhaps the manufacturer altered the chemical composition of the drug so that it didn’t match the formula as designed.
- Failure to warn. Companies have a duty to warn consumers of potential side effects of the pharmaceutical product. While most drugs come with a litany of warnings, those warnings also have to be adequate to inform consumers of the potential risks.
Deceptive marketing practices can also give rise to a claim for dangerous pharmaceutical product wrongful death under Pennsylvania law.
Nationally-Recognized Lawyers in Bristol, PA Fight for Compensation for Dangerous Pharmaceutical Product Wrongful Death
Big pharmaceutical companies are very unlikely to simply admit wrongdoing. As recent settlements indicate, they have far too much to lose financially. That means they’re likely to fight tooth and nail to avoid financial responsibility.
That means you need the best possible lawyer by your side to fight back. Our respected wrongful death lawyers are here to take on that fight.
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford, our skilled wrongful death lawyers don’t back down when faced with deep-pocketed insurance companies and defense lawyers. We’ve been handling complex wrongful death and medical malpractice cases for over 65 years. While every case is different, our fact-finding may involve:
- Investigating to determine whether anyone else has died after using the pharmaceutical product,
- Looking to the pharmaceutical company’s past safety record,
- Determining whether the pharmaceutical company followed required testing procedures,
- Closely examining the warning labels to determine whether they were adequate and accurate,
- Conducting thorough interviews to determine whether the pharmaceutical company, manufacturer, doctor or someone else knew of the risk.
Pharmaceutical companies often ignore substantial risk to patient health in order to reap outrageous profits. We’re here to fight for justice for your lost loved one. To schedule your free initial case evaluation, call us today.
Lost a Loved one Due to Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products? Call Our Bucks County Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
Every one of us will likely rely upon a prescription drug or other pharmaceutical product at some point in our lives. Whether or not those products are safe may depend largely on how strongly we fight back against dangerous pharmaceutical products today.
If you’ve lost a loved one to a dangerous pharmaceutical product, the experienced wrongful death lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford are here to protect your rights.
Contact our firm today to learn more about how our wrongful death lawyers can fight for compensation in your case.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims Based on Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products
Pharmaceutical companies have a legal duty to conduct thorough testing before marketing a product. They must comply with the FDA approval process before a drug can be sold. Despite this, FDA approval does not always mean that a drug isn’t dangerous. Many approved pharmaceutical products have serious side effects that can lead to death. Our lawyers are here to help you find out whether the pharmaceutical company’s actions can be punished in a wrongful death lawsuit.
A number of parties may be responsible for dangerous pharmaceutical product wrongful death. They include:
-The pharmaceutical company,
-A medical product distributor
-A doctor who prescribed the wrong dosage or failed to recognize dangerous drug interactions,
-A pharmacist who provided the wrong dosage.