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Avoid Personal Injury from Dangerous Drugs

30th April 2010
By RyanC in Personal Injury
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When you have been injured because of the negligent conduct of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Personal injury law seeks to compensate victims for the injuries they have suffered due to the negligence of another person, business, corporation or other entity.

If you have a personal injury case, you should contact an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney to discuss your legal rights and options. At Keith Barton & Associates, our qualified attorneys will assist you through the difficult and complex process of personal injury law, and help you find the answers you need. We understand that being involved in an accident or suffering an injury can be a traumatic experience and we will work diligently to recover financial compensation for your loss.

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most profitable and competitive businesses worldwide. Before a newly developed drug can be marketed in the U.S. it must undergo an extensive process where it is tested for safety and effectiveness. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must then approve the drug before it can be sold commercially. Once on the market, the FDA continues to monitor the drug through post-marketing reports sent in by the manufacturer. Although pharmaceutical companies are required to conduct extensive testing to ensure that their products are safe, there are still many drugs which enter the marketplace with potentially devastating side effects.

Drug side effects can be dangerous and even life threatening. If a drug manufacturer learns of a potential serious side effect caused by its drug, it has a responsibility to notify the FDA and health care professionals who prescribe the drug in order to protect the safety of the consumer. When a drug manufacturer does not provide the proper notifications and warnings, patients who are injured as a result of the defective drug may be entitled to compensation.

Sometimes drug manufacturers are aware of the risks associated with their product, but place profits ahead of consumer safety. Having approval from the FDA for a newly developed drug, does not void the manufacturer's liability for injuries sustained as a result of their defective drug or their failure to adequately warn consumers about potential serious side effects.

If you or a loved one have taken a prescription drug and have experienced serious side effects, you may be entitled to compensation from the drug manufacturer. You should contact an experienced pharmaceutical personal injury attorney to evaluate your claim. The personal injury attorneys at Keith Barton and Associates, P.C. have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered because of the dangerous side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Whatever injuries you may have received as a result of taking a prescription drug or supplement, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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