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Defective Drugs Lawyer in Pittsburgh & Homestead

Medical Malpractice Attorney Represent The Injured Throughout Western PA

Because pharmacists and doctors sign off on the medications, patients believe them to be safe to use.  When patients read the name of the drug and the amount of the dosage on the bottle, they often trust the pharmacy has done their job and done it correctly.  It comes down to a matter of trust.  Patients trust that the drugs are not dangerous to us and they have been labeled correctly by the pharmacy. When drugs are defective and the prescriptions have been mislabeled, the patient is exposed to unnecessary danger.

Some of these drugs and mislabeled prescriptions can cause patients to suffer:

  • Heart failure
  • Liver failure
  • Brain Damage
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Stomach inflammation
  • Blood clots
  • Worsened depression
  • Sometimes, suicide
  • Emergency room treatment

An important thing to remember is that the FDA does not ban liability on the drug manufacturers for defective drugs or adverse side effects caused by the use of their particular drug in question. Legal action may be taken when the manufacturer of the drug is defective and negligent. If there is any failure on the part of the manufacturer to make known any and all side effects, defects, or other complications the manufacturers are negligent. Additionally, when a drug manufacturer does not give patients proper alerts and warnings, patients who have suffered injuries and/or losses could be entitled to compensation.

I have also helped several clients who have been harmed by mislabeled prescriptions.  The patients thought they were taking one particular prescribed drug at a prescribed level and it turns out they were given the wrong drug by a pharmacy.  This is clearly unsafe and we have to take a stand to help you and your family and to prevent it from happening frequently.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or losses due to a defective drug(s) please contact me at (412) 368-8398 or fill out the online contact form for a free consultation. I will thoroughly review your case and explain the appropriate action and necessary next steps. I will strive for maximum compensation to aid in a full recovery. All important decisions and matters regarding your case will personally be discussed between you and myself.

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215 E. 8th Avenue,
Homestead PA, 15120

t. 412.368.8398

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355 Fifth Avenue
The Park Building, Suite 205
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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