Each year, the pharmaceutical industry spends billions of dollars to develop and market prescription and over-the counter drugs (OTC). While these drugs are intended to combat a range of ailments, drug manufacturers sometimes fail to disclose all information about adverse side effects. This leaves physicians and consumers unaware of potential dangers of the drugs. Also, people are sometimes harmed when their pharmacists improperly fill their prescriptions or worse, fill the wrong prescription entirely.
Prescription Negligence Facts
The statistics on prescription negligence are shocking. The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that errors in filling prescriptions result in more than 555,000 injuries and more than 100,000 deaths each year. Of the 3 billion prescriptions filled annually, roughly 51.5 million errors are made, 3.3 million of which are potentially dangerous mistakes.
On occasion, a patient is given a medication that conflicts with a drug the patient is already taking resulting in major injuries or even death. In this has happened to you or a loved one, you may have a lawsuit against your pharmacists and/or physicians and should consult one of our defective drug attorneys.
Such negligence is unacceptable and the Tampa personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Keith Ligori are dedicated to filing lawsuits against negligent physicians, doctors and the makers of defective drugs.
Defective Drug Litigation List of Dangerous Drugs
Below is a list of various defective drugs and pharmaceuticals that have caused serious injuries and health problems. If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of these defective or dangerous drugs, we encourage you to contact our defective drug attorneys in Tampa.
- Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
- Kugel® Hernia Patch
- Skin Lighteners
Contact a Tampa defective medication lawyer at our firm today for your free case evaluation.