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Defective Drugs

When patients purchase drugs over-the-counter or by prescription, they are putting their health in the hands of the companies who manufacture them and the physicians who prescribed them. Injuries and illnesses that result from defective drugs on the market can cause a spectrum of harm to patients physically, emotionally, and psychologically that can be both permanent and traumatic.

At the law firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP, we make it our mission to protect people who are victims of consuming defective drugs. We understand the negative implications that taking dangerous medication can have an individual’s health and wellbeing. In pursuit of standing up for your right to safety, our team will fight back against the negligent parties that put your health at risk and seek fair compensation to assist you during your recovery.

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What Makes A Defective Drug

Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to test the drugs they make.  The must follow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines before their product can be legally sold on the market. They also must list consumer warnings and potential side effects on labels to alert patients of the risks. None of these approvals, however, ensure a drug will be 100% safe.

When dangerous drugs are reported, the FDA issues a recall to either ban the drug, make changes to the drug’s formula, or to require that additional warnings be added to the label before it is sold again. Unfortunately, this does not help the individuals who have already suffered the negative consequences of the drugs and whose health was put at risk from consuming defective medications.

Doctors and pharmacists play an equal role in keeping patients safe with a duty to prescribe and administer medication that does not cause harm. When doctors prescribe the wrong medication or dosage, or pharmacists make an error in the type of medication or dosage they provide to a patient, these actions can pose serious and unnecessary harm to people who are typically already suffering from an ailment.

Verdicts & Settlements

$10.1 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to timely treat a patient

A 40-year-old woman with heart attack symptoms was left in the emergency room waiting area of a Nassau County hospital for 20 minutes, resulting in a massive heart attack and brain damage.

$10 Million Verdict

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death – Failure to timely diagnose breast cancer

A radiologist failed to properly interpret a mammogram, resulting in a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer in a 46-year-old woman, who ultimately passed away.

$8 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to timely diagnose a blood clot

A doctor’s failure to appreciate the significance of headache complaints by a 21-year-old caused a delay in diagnosing a blood clot, resulting in a stroke and brain damage.

$5.4 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Newborn baby found face-down

One day after birth, our client was found face down in the hospital nursery, causing oxygen deprivation that resulted in brain damage.

$6.9 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Intraoperative airway fire in trachea

While undergoing a laser procedure to remove vocal cord polyps, an airway fire in the trachea burned our client’s lungs and vocal cords, resulting in the loss of his ability to speak.

$4.5 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to appreciate preeclampsia (high blood pressure)

Doctors fail to timely diagnose preeclampsia (high blood pressure) in a pregnant woman, leading to placental abruption, oxygen deprivation, and a brain-damaged infant.

$4.75 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to perform a timely C-section

During delivery of a baby, doctors failed to properly monitor the fetal monitor strips and the fetal heart rate resulting in oxygen deprivation and brain damage in the infant.

Common Injuries From Defective Drugs

When someone takes a drug that contains hazardous ingredients or causes adverse reactions, a roller coaster of negative effects can take hold of their health. Consequently, when an individual takes medication that is not meant for their body or treatment plan, their condition can become progressively worse, resulting in severe injuries, illnesses, and even death.

Some common conditions causes by using defective drugs include:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Organ damage
  • Diabetes
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Increased chance of suicide
  • Death

These conditions are only a few of the long-term side or permanent effects that could alter an individual’s life after taking faulty medication. Big drug companies show little disregard for the damage they cause and the lives they ruin with defective products. Our product liability attorneys are up for the challenge to stand up to these pharmaceutical companies who pose life-threatening conditions on unsuspecting patients and will advocate for your best interests when it comes to securing a successful outcome for all your preventable injuries.

Verdicts & Settlements

$4.5 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to appreciate preeclampsia (high blood pressure)

Doctors fail to timely diagnose preeclampsia (high blood pressure) in a pregnant woman, leading to placental abruption, oxygen deprivation, and a brain-damaged infant.

We Will Fight For Your Health

In some cases it can take years to determine whether a drug on the market is defective and dangerous for consumers. In some instances, it may be too late to reverse the damage that was done, but it may not be too late to seek justice.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective drug, our expert product liability team is here to provide you with the support and compassion you deserve during this challenging time. Contact the law firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro today for a free consultation to review your case and explore your options for seeking financial support after your preventable injury.

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