Serving the State of West Virginia
Morgantown Defective Drug Attorney
Mass Tort Representation for Dangerous and Defective Medications
When developing over-the-counter and prescription drugs, manufacturers must adhere to a high standard in order to gain approval from the Federal Drug Administration. Unfortunately, the FDA has approved a fast-tracked process for certain drugs which many manufacturers have taken advantage of due to the shorter timeframe to bring the drug to market, resulting in a profitable turnaround for the manufacturer.
When drugs go to market without enough testing and development, patients and consumers suffer the adverse reactions. When this happens to multiple parties, all victims may be entitled to compensation to aid in their healing and recovery. These cases are known as mass torts or a class action lawsuit where many victims band together against a single defendant, or in this case, a drug manufacturer. After the successful conclusion of the case, every plaintiff will receive a portion of the settlement or verdict.
Mass tort cases are complex, requiring the help of an experienced attorney. Our Morgantown dangerous drug attorneys at Mountaineer Criminal Law Group understands the nuances of these cases and can help you hold the manufacturer accountable.
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Understanding Defective Drug Mass Tort Cases
Not all adverse reactions to a medication warrant a lawsuit as side effects may be necessary to treat the underlying condition. These may also be documented experiences listed on warning labels or told to a patient by their doctor.
Drugs become dangerous or defective, however, when they meet any of the following conditions:
- There was a lack of investigation or development into the drug’s safety before it was approved for consumers
- Certain dangerous side effects or risks weren’t properly disclosed by the manufacturer
- The manufacturer falsely advertised or lied about the drug’s safety
- The drug had defects during the manufacturing process
Consumers put a level of trust into manufacturers, especially when they are sick and suffering. When this trust is broken for the sake of profit, it can result in complications, injury, and even death. Put simply, when a manufacturer does not follow the FDA’s requirements by not providing evidence to the safety of their product or sidestepping important testing in order to rush a product to market, consumers get hurt. Mountaineer Criminal Law Group is ready to help the injured fight back and seek the compensation they need to recover.
Defective and Dangerous Drug Cases We Handle
Thousands of dangerous drug lawsuits are filed every year from victims experiencing a range of complications. Our firm handles mass tort cases related to:
- Elmiron lawsuits
- Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) government remediation lawsuits
- Zantac lawsuits in West Virginia for bladder and stomach cancer
This list is not exhaustive and if you or a loved one has been injured from a defective or recalled drug, our experienced attorney can help you stand up to pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers.
Call (304) 900-3391 to discuss your case.
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