Prescription Negligence Questions

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How common is prescription negligence?

Prescription negligence results in more than 550,000 injuries and over 100,000 deaths each year, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Who is liable for harm suffered from prescription drugs?

Depending on the facts of your individual case, liable parties can range from the drug manufacturer, to your treating physician, to the pharmacy that dispensed the medication. An experienced lawyer at Ward Black Law can help determine liability in your personal injury claim. Contact us today.

I have been taking a drug that was not prescribed by a physician; do I still have a possible legal remedy for injuries suffered from these drugs?

In a case where no physician prescribed the drug which caused you injury, but instead you purchased it on your own, you may still have a claim against the drug manufacturer. You will not, however, have a claim against your physician. Another possibility is a claim against the pharmacist if the drug was a prescription drug.

What is a class action lawsuit?

A class action is a distinctive type of lawsuit that allows a group of people who have comparable issues to sue another party as a group, or class. The idea of a class action is that everyone who has been injured by the same conduct should not have to be put to the expense of hiring his/her own lawyer and go through the stress of a trial. Certain drug litigation cases fall under class action lawsuits against the manufacturer. Contact Ward Black Law today to discuss your claim.

What drugs are most commonly found in drug litigation claims?

Among many others, the following are the most common drugs found in litigation claims:

  • Accutane
  • Celebrex
  • Crestor
  • Enbrel/Etanercept
  • Ephedra
  • Meridia
  • Oxycontin
  • Paxil
  • Premarin
  • Prempro
  • Redux
  • Rezullin
  • Serzone
  • Stadol
  • Thimerosal
  • Vioxx
  • Zyprexa

Is anything being done to warn consumers about the possible dangers of taking prescription drugs?

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened its precautions in the labeling of certain drugs with dangerous side effects, through warning labels on the product. This includes the highest level of warning, a Black Box warning.

Do I need a lawyer if I believe I may have a prescription drug claim?

Due to complex issues involved in drug and medical device claims, discussing your case with an attorney who is experienced in the area is the best way to ensure a thorough evaluation of your case. Contact Ward Black Law today to discuss your claim.

For more information, see our page on Prescription Drug Dangers.

Contact a Prescription Negligence Lawyer in Greensboro, N.C.

The experienced prescription negligence lawyers at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., have years of experience representing clients and victims of prescription errors and negligence. Our legal team is available to answer your questions and conduct a free case review. Call Ward Black Law today at 336-333-2244, or toll-free at 1-877-256-1214. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.

For directions to Ward Black Law, visit our Contact Us page.

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