Most prescriptions drugs on the market have resulted in vast and important improvements in our health and the quality of our lives. Unfortunately, in the drive to push new drugs to market and realize profits, drug companies may cut corners and not adequately test new drugs for safety or may fail to head or ignore their own research and findings of dangerous side effects. As a result, patients are prescribed or given drugs without knowing of harmful side effects or of safer alternatives. The consequences can be devastating for unknowing patients and their loved ones.
Galligan Law has extensive experience in dangerous drug litigation as well as the resources and expertise necessary to get results in cases against powerful pharmaceutical drug makers.
Due to the high litigation costs, complexity, and contentiousness of pursuing lawsuits against drug manufacturers, single cases generally cannot be pursued by themselves. Victims of dangerous drugs often must group their cases together with hundreds or thousands of others in order to match the power and the unlimited leverage and resources of the pharmaceutical industry.
The attorneys at Galligan Law have developed close relationships and connections with law firms across the country that also represent victims of dangerous drugs to collaborate, and to pool resources and knowledge to take on the unlimited resources and massive corporate law firms defending the pharmaceutical industry at any cost. In dangerous drug cases, we will often collaborate with other national law firms on your case to make sure that you get the best chance at justice in your case.
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered harm caused by a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, call Galligan Law for a free consultation to review your situation and explain your legal options.
Medical researchers at universities and research institutes conduct many studies each year concerning the potential risks of certain prescription drugs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continually reviews these studies and periodically issues warnings concerning pharmaceutical drugs with harmful side effects, as well as drug recall notices.
Doctors prescribe medicine for weight loss, pain relief, and more, but some of these prescription medications are actually very harmful drugs. Pain medications are now recognized as highly addictive and are becoming the cause of many overdose deaths. People who take these drugs long term will require addiction treatment and even hospitalization.
The FDA maintains a list of recalled pharmaceutical drugs, that you can use to protect yourself and evaluate if you should file a lawsuit. Sort this list of dangerous drugs to see recalled drugs by danger they pose to you.
If the FDA or the manufacturer issues a recall notice for a medication you are taking, speak with your doctor as soon as possible. You should only stop taking a medication on the express instructions of your doctor.
For a free consultation about your potential defective drug case, contact Galligan Law in Des Moines, Iowa. If you are a loved one has been harmed by a pharmaceutical drug, we can help.