The pharmaceutical industry is massive in the United States. Studies show that around 55 percent of Americans regularly take a prescription medication, and that number will likely grow in the coming years.
As more and more people begin taking prescription medications, the risk of drug injuries will only increase. That’s because many drugs available on the market are inherently dangerous due to contamination, defective designs, or unsafe manufacturing processes—and in many cases, their manufacturers are aware of those dangers.
At Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel, our drug injury lawyers are dedicated to standing up for the rights of people who are injured or who develop illnesses after taking dangerous medications. It’s our goal to not only help victims get the compensation they deserve, but to also raise awareness about the risks that many prescription medications pose.
A big part of that awareness involves dispelling myths about defective drugs. Some of the most common myths surrounding drug injuries include:
- Recalled medications are taken off the market immediately—Contrary to popular belief, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can only recommend recalls. It’s up to drug manufacturers to take their drugs off the market, and they don’t always do that right away after defects are discovered.
- Drug injuries are immediate and obvious—While some drug injuries can cause immediate complications and health problems, others are more insidious and take time to show up. Some drugs that are linked to cancer may take years to cause serious damage to patients.
If you suspect that you or someone you love was injured by a prescription medication, call us today for a free consultation and to learn more about your options.