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Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs in Iowa

Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs

Most prescription drugs on the market have resulted in vast and vital improvements in our health and the quality of our lives. Unfortunately, in the drive to push new drugs to market and realize profits, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs get released to the public, for instance.

Drug companies may cut corners and not adequately test new drugs for safety. They may fail to head warning signs or ignore their research and findings of dangerous side effects. As a result, patients are often prescribed or given drugs without knowing harmful side effects or safer alternatives.

Consequently, the side effects can be devastating for unknowing patients and their loved ones. Combinations with other drugs may be deadly and not known without proper testing. Existing medical conditions can react negatively to a new drug or medical device. Using street drugs with new medicines on the market will have unknown side effects that are often deadly.

Galligan Law has extensive experience in dangerous drug litigation and the resources and expertise necessary to get results in cases against powerful pharmaceutical drug makers.

Taking on the Drug Industry from Des Moines

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. By fighting together, victims can match the power and the unlimited leverage and resources of the pharmaceutical industry. Class actions against bad drugs on the market gives people a way to fight together with a legal team. 


The attorneys at Galligan Law have developed close relationships and connections with law firms across the country. These firms, also representing victims of dangerous drugs, allow them to collaborate. By pooling resources and knowledge, they can 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. Collaboration makes sure that you get the best chance at justice in your case. There is strength in having a large team fighting for a common goal. 


If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered harm caused by a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, call Galligan Law in Des Moines, Iowa. The attornies at Galligan will offer a free consultation to review your situation and explain your legal options.

Drug Recalls

Medical researchers at universities and research institutes conduct many studies each year concerning certain prescription drugs’ potential risks. Later, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continually reviews these drug studies. As a result, it 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. However, some prescription medications are actually very harmful drugs with increased risk of side effects. Heart attacks, brain damage, and many other side effects are risks of understudied pharmaceuticals. 

Pain medications are now recognized as highly addictive and have become the cause of many overdose deaths. Once a drug that was considered safe and effective, pain killers are now causing more health concerns than what they solve. 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 the health danger they pose to you.

Do Not Stop Taking Medications Before Talking With Your Doctor

If the FDA or the manufacturer issues recall notice for a medication you are taking, speak with your doctor. You should only stop taking prescribed medicines on the express instructions of your doctor.

While a prescription drug may be dangerous, it may be more detrimental to stop taking it quickly. Stopping doses quickly and not replacing it with another may make existing medical conditions worsen.


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. You may not be alone in being harmed by a drug and have the option to form a class action drug lawsuit with others. 

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