The pharmaceutical industry is both extremely competitive and very profitable. Drug manufacturing companies aggressively market these pharmaceuticals, and in some cases ignore or minimize the possible health risks. By the time the public is made aware of these risks or the drugs are recalled, many people may already have experienced their side effects. Side effects vary depending on the drugs, but may include heart attack or stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, diabetes, suicide, or kidney or liver damage or failure, just to name a few.
Drugs that have recently been subject to recall include:
Some major pharmaceutical injury concerns include:
- Antacids Leading to Hip Fractures
- Avandia and Cardiovascular Event
- Cardiovascular Side Effects of Common Drugs
- Gadolinium and NSF / NFD
- Immunosuppressants and Birth Injury
- Suicide and Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical injury claims can be very complex. Many of these are brought in the form of a class action lawsuit, in which the claim is brought on behalf of several plaintiffs. Other claims are brought individually. If you have taken any of these pharmaceuticals and have experienced severe side effects, you should contact an experienced pharmaceutical injury attorney in your area to evaluate your claim.