Over the past several decades, pharmaceuticals have raised the average life expectancy and improved the quality of life for millions of people suffering from illnesses. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies sometimes sacrifice the health and safety of their customers in exchange for higher profits. Here are a few reasons you should hire a lawyer and pursue legal action against a reckless pharmaceutical company:
- Unexpected side effects
Pharmaceutical companies are required by law to list all of the possible side effects associated with their drugs. Since side effects greatly influence doctors’ and patients’ drug choices, unexpected side effects may affect a patient’s quality of life. If you feel as if your quality of life has been compromised in any way by an unexpected side effect, you should hire a skilled attorney.
- Health complications
Pharmaceuticals are supposed to make you feel better, not worse. If you notice that a drug’s negative effects are far outweighing the positive ones, something is definitely wrong. Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to provide the public with safe drugs—if negligence has allowed a drug to be tested or manufactured improperly, the responsible party needs to face the consequences.
- Death of a loved one
If the health complications brought on by a faulty drug are enough to cause death, a pharmaceutical company’s irresponsibility reaches a whole new level. In addition to the heartbreaking loss of a loved one, funeral costs and the loss of much needed income can make life extremely difficult for any family. Hiring an experienced attorney is the only way you and your family can punish the guilty pharmaceutical company and receive fair compensation.
If you or a loved one has recently been the victim of a reckless pharmaceutical company, contact the law office of Owen, Patterson & Owen. For over 30 years, we’ve helped the victims of negligence get the compensation they deserve. Call us at (661) 799-3899 to schedule a free consultation.
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