A failure to warn patients about hazards of medications can lead to injury. A previous post on this blog discussed the legal trouble that is now plaguing the manufacturer of Texotere, a powerful chemotherapy drug.
The issue with this drug is not that cancer patients were not aware that it had significant side effects which are typical of chemotherapy treatments. After all, many drugs come with risks and unpleasant side effects.
However, the manufacturer of the drug did not warn patients, or even acknowledge the possibility when asked, that the drug could cause long-term or even permanent hair loss. This means that many cancer patients, long after their treatment was over, still had to deal with baldness and everything that comes with that issue.
Even though they are not expected to make drugs with no risks or side effects at all, drug manufacturers must be open and honest about the drawbacks of their products and are ultimately responsible for warning consumers about risks and dangers so the consumer can make informed decisions.
When manufacturers fail in this obligation, our experienced legal team is prepared to stand up for the rights of victims and get them the compensation they deserve and will, in all likelihood, need in order to carry on with their lives with as little disruption as possible.
As assertive litigators who pride themselves on being prepared to take on drug manufacturers, we are abreast of all major legal developments in the area of medical product liability and we make sure to get a full and fair picture of our client's options near the outset of a case.
Moreover, we understand our clients are going through a lot, and we are prepared to assist them where we can, at a minimum by offering our advice with the utmost compassion and respect.