What is the law on defective drugs?
Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with regulating the prescription drug industry, it is not foolproof. In fact, despite FDA regulation, many prescription drugs still not have been properly tested or fail to carry adequate warnings on their labels. As a result, each year, an average of over 300 prescription and over the counter drugs are recalled every year, many of which are responsible for illnesses or even death. In fact, because of the complexity of clinical trials, many drugs make it into the marketplace before long-term studies have been conducted to screen for side effects or adequate safety information can be obtained.
If you feel you have been harmed by a prescription or over-the-counter drug, and the injury resulted from appropriate use, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer, or join an existing class action lawsuit. You should consult a lawyer about your case, and check to the left for a list of drugs that are currently the subject of litigation.