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Defective Prescription Drug Attorneys in DuPage County

DuPage County Dangerous Drugs Attorneys

Bensenville Lawyers for Victims of Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products

When you visit your doctor with concerns regarding an illness or medical condition, your physician may prescribe one or more medications to treat your condition. You have the right to expect that the medication will work as it is intended, and while you may be aware of potential side effects, there should not be concerns about the drug's overall safety. Unfortunately, reality does not always match expectations, and defective drugs are a serious problem in today's healthcare landscape. Each year, thousands of patients suffer injuries and illnesses due to defective and dangerous pharmaceutical products.

At Kaiser Hafezi Law, our attorneys recognize the devastating effects a defective or dangerous drug can have on your life. We also know how overwhelming it can be to stand up to large pharmaceutical companies and healthcare conglomerates. Our lawyers have over a century of combined legal experience, and we have helped many clients whose lives have been affected by defective drugs. We are ready and willing to go to work on your behalf as well.

What Makes a Drug Defective?

Defective drugs can be any type of pharmaceutical product or medication that causes patients to suffer physical, psychological, or emotional injuries. Such a drug may be sold over the counter or by prescription only. A medication could be determined to be defective if there are issues with its formulation, problems with insufficient labeling, or inadequate or misleading warnings about possible risks and side effects.

The pharmaceutical industry in the United States is highly competitive, and drug makers are always looking for the next big "miracle" drug to treat a given condition. Unfortunately, industry pressure often leads to drug makers taking shortcuts during required testing or making other compromises on quality so that they can get their drugs to market as quickly as possible. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the approval process for new drugs, but drug makers present their own testing documentation to the FDA. Manufacturers have been known to manipulate test records and to seek approval for medications that were known to be extremely dangerous—and sometimes even deadly.

Sometimes, a drug might be on the market for months or years before the dangers of the drug become evident. In a case like this, the issues might not have come up during the original testing process, and the use of the drug over the long term uncovered a new series of problems. When side effects and risks related to a certain drug start to outweigh the benefits the drug is supposed to offer, it may be considered defective.

Helping Victims of Dangerous Drugs in Wood Dale and Itasca

Our lawyers are ready to help if you or a loved one has suffered adverse effects linked to any type of drug, including:

  • Accutane
  • Concerta
  • Xarelto
  • Seroquel
  • Ambien
  • Heparin
  • Fosamax
  • Paxil
  • Viagra
  • Celebrex
  • Ortho Evra
  • Zantac
  • Any other prescription or non-prescription medication

The team at Kaiser Hafezi Law knows that pharmaceutical companies and their lawyers will do just about anything to avoid accepting responsibility for making a dangerous or defective drug. We are not afraid, however, to stand up and fight to protect your best interests. Our attorneys will review the testing protocols and records of the drug in question looking for any and all evidence that could be useful in building your case for compensation. Our firm also maintains a strong network of doctors, pharmacists, and industry experts whose insight is often critical in defective drug cases. We pledge to do everything we can to get you the compensation you need to move forward and to put your life back together.

Call a Defective Drug Lawyer Today

If you have additional questions about seeking compensation for injuries caused by a dangerous or defective pharmaceutical product, contact the office of Kaiser Hafezi Law. Call 630-233-9946 to schedule your free initial consultation and case evaluation today. Our firm represents injured patients and their families throughout the region, including Cook County and DuPage County.

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