Florida Drug and Pharmaceutical Attorneys

florida defective drug attorneysTens of millions of Americans take prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of all Americans use prescription drugs on a regular basis. Nearly a third of Americans use two or more drugs, and more than one in ten use five or more prescription drugs regularly.

Some use medical devices and drugs to aid in the treatment of various medical conditions such as arthritis, severe pain, high cholesterol, mental disorders, and heart problems. When a doctor or drug manufacturer recommends a prescription or over-the-counter drug, consumers have the right to assume that the drug will improve their condition and not endanger or put their life at risk.

The following defective products/dangerous drugs have either been recalled or warnings have been issued regarding the serious side effects, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful deaths they may pose for users:

The pharmaceutical drug litigation, defective products, and medical negligence attorneys at Zimmerman & Frachtman have the experience and skill to successfully represent the victims of drug side effects, prescription errors, drug injuries, medical device malfunctions, false advertising, and other pharmaceutical litigation matters.

How To Know If You Have a Case

While there are many injuries caused by defective drugs that do end up in a lawsuit, there are people who suffer adverse effects of a drug and do not have sufficient evidence for a claim. Legal claims from defective drugs occur when the pharmaceutical manufacturer of a specific drug knowingly produced and sold a defective product and/or failed to warn the public of the side effects. 

You may have an allergic reaction to a prescription drug, but this does not guarantee that you have a legal claim. However, it is still recommended to consult with an experienced South Florida drug pharmaceutical attorney to ensure that you receive compensation for any justifiable legal claims for defective drugs.

Class Action Defective Drug Lawsuits

In the state of Florida, there are time limits set for product liability cases which includes defective pharmaceutical cases. In most cases, you have four years to file a defective drug lawsuit after the time of injury. 

Because these types of cases can be quite complicated and lengthy, it is important to consult with a South Florida drug pharmaceutical lawyer so that they have time to Iinvestigate your case and determine the correct compensation that you are entitled to.

Filing On Behalf of A Family Member

It is possible to file on behalf of a deceased family member but it would fall under a wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact Our Florida Defective Drug Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been injured or has died due to a dangerous drug or defective product and would like to learn more about your legal rights, please contact us here or call (954) 509-1900 or toll free at 1(800) 886-LAWS. We offer free consultations and charge you only if we win your case.