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Dangerous Prescriptions and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Charleston attorneys advocating for consumer safety

Pharmaceutical representatives give doctors gifts, trips and other incentives to persuade him or her to prescribe their drugs. In addition, the pharmaceutical industry advertises directly to consumers through expensive television commercials and glossy magazine ads. Even more money is funneled into lobbying politicians and government organizations tasked with regulating the drug industry.

When you set out to recover compensation for damages caused by an unsafe drug, you may feel as if you are fighting a giant. However, you have Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC available to help you. For nearly a century, we have sought justice against large corporations and won challenging cases to recover maximum compensation for our clients.

Why you cannot rely on the FDA to take action

Pharmaceutical companies are responsible for their own research. If their studies demonstrate that their drugs are effective and not yet shown to be unsafe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues approvals. The FDA only issues warnings or recalls after the drug has injured or killed patients. Even if definitive proof exists, the FDA may delay taking action for months or years while the company refutes evidence of its drug’s harmful or deadly effects.

Accountability from pharmaceutical corporations

Our Charleston law firm investigates the connection between your medications and the personal injury you suffered. We work directly with a number of qualified experts who evaluate suspected drug-related diseases to determine if your over-the-counter or prescription drugs made you sick. Based on our findings, we may pursue a products liability case against the drug manufacturer or a medical malpractice claim against the prescribing doctor. Our team approach has produced notable results in cases involving many pharmaceuticals.

Consult our Charleston legal team about issues involving harmful drugs

For more information about injuries caused by dangerous drugs, call Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC at 304.400.6558 or contact our law firm online to schedule an appointment.