We know how devastating it is to discover that a dangerous drug has jeopardized your health. If you or a loved one suffered a severe injury after consuming a dangerous drug, you deserve to have a champion who will fight by your side with compassion and skill. Our Tampa dangerous drug lawyers of dedicated attorneys is ready to work with you and help fight against large pharmaceutical companies for the compensation that you deserve.
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In April of 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) immediately recalled all prescription and over-the-counter lines of Zantac, or ranitidine.
The FDA acted because it discovered that the prescription drugs contained a chemical known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which causes cancer. The first company that issued a voluntary recall of the medication was Sandoz in September of 2019, and other companies followed suit. Many manufacturers no longer sell Zantac in the United States.
The FDA discovered that levels of NDMA in ranitidine increase over time when stored in a typical environment. When the user keeps the drug in higher temperatures, the NDMA levels also increase substantially. Higher levels of NDMA increase the risk of cancer in an individual. NDMA can affect body parts such as the bladder, kidneys, lungs, liver, pancreas, and stomach.
If you or a loved one were prescribed a dangerous drug such as Zantac and suffered a significant injury afterward, you may have the right to pursue legal action for damages. To learn more, contact the seasoned Tampa personal injury lawyers at Boohoff Law today.
Dangerous and defective drugs pose severe risks to patients of all ages, not just senior citizens or at-risk groups. Anyone who takes medication at any age can be subject to serious side effects and other dangers if the prescriber or manufacturer does not give proper warnings.
Tatiana Boohoff has been fighting for injured victims’ rights for the past 10-plus years. From her office in Tampa, Ms. Boohoff has put her skills and determination to good use when representing victims of all ages.
If you suffered an injury due to a dangerous or defective drug, call the Tampa dangerous drugs lawyers at Boohoff Law to schedule a consultation. Please do not wait to contact us, as you only have a limited time within the law to file a claim.
When the general public thinks of dangerous drugs, illegal drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine come to mind. People rarely consider that the prescription drugs openly distributed throughout the marketplace are dangerous and defective. To protect the public from unsafe drugs, the FDA and drug manufacturers issue drug recalls. A drug recall occurs because something discovered within the drug makes it harmful for the general public to consume.
One of the most recent drug recalls that occurred in March was the recall of Teva Pharmaceuticals. The company recalled the drug IDArubicin Hydrochloride Injection USP after an internal investigation revealed that silica and iron oxide particulate matter appeared in the vials.
These particulates can cause consumers to experience irritation and swelling. If the matter reaches the blood vessels, it can travel through various organs and block the blood vessels in organs like the heart and brain, leading to a potential stroke.
Every American manufacturer has a responsibility to every American consumer. The manufacturer must develop a safe product for the consumer to use without the possibility of harm. The product must meet the regular expectations of the consumer. When a product causes injury to a consumer, the manufacturer can be held liable for producing a defective product.
The FDA assesses the severity of a drug defect through a standard health hazard evaluation.
The FDA’s health hazard evaluation evaluates the deficiency of a drug based on:
After the health hazard evaluation, the FDA categorizes the drug’s risk by different classes.
The drug classifications categorize drugs as Class I, Class II, and Class III.
Although pharmaceutical drugs cure or relieve a particular condition, they can also cause additional side effects or pain from consuming them. Even though there are mandatory tests that drug manufacturers must perform to meet federal guidelines, many of the drugs in the marketplace have not undergone proper testing.
Even worse, many drug manufacturers are aware of the potential side effects that their drugs cause but decide to still manufacture and distribute them in the marketplace. This act of negligence puts many consumers’ health at risk.
Being exposed to a dangerous or defective drug is similar to being exposed to an illegal drug. The consequences can be disastrous depending on how long the consumer used the drug.
Victims exposed to dangerous drugs can suffer from severe health conditions like cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart conditions. They can require costly and invasive treatment to address their new health concerns, in addition to treatment for their underlying issues.
Prescription drugs are not the only types of dangerous drugs exposed to the general public.
Some examples of defective drugs include:
Consumers exposed to dangerous drugs are at risk of suffering from severe mental and physical conditions. In some cases, exposure to dangerous drugs can lead to death. Even if patients exposed to these hazardous drugs do survive, the road to recovery will be tumultuous and expensive.
At Boohoff Law, we understand how scary it is to experience the adverse effects of a dangerous drug and the toll it takes on you and your family. We also understand that the main priority for you and your family is healing, and you may feel as if the drug manufacturer holds all of the power. However, that is not the case.
We encourage dangerous drug victims to seek legal help as soon as possible. The faster you begin the legal process against the drug manufacturer, the better your chances of receiving the appropriate compensation that you deserve.
When it comes to dangerous drugs, you and your family are rarely the only victims of the manufacturer’s negligence. The manufacturer may have exposed multiple victims to their dangerous drugs but relied on intimidation tactics to silence victims from pursuing their deserved justice.
Another reason not to wait to pursue legal action against the drug manufacturers is the response from insurance adjusters. Although the statute of limitations in Florida for product liability claims is four years from the date of injury, insurance companies may attempt to deny your claim if you do not file it within a reasonable period.
Regardless of how sympathetic insurance adjusters may act, they will try to deny your claim and question the validity of your injuries from the dangerous drug.
The team at Boohoff Law knows how devastating it can be to suffer the adverse effects of a dangerous drug that you believed was safe to consume. We also understand that drug manufacturers should not get away with putting you or your loved one’s health in jeopardy. We’re here to help you enforce your rights to compensation under Florida law. Complete our contact form, or call our office in Tampa at (813) 445-8161 for a free consultation with a member of our team today.
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Either the product manufacturer or the FDA discovers defective drugs. Both parties have a legal obligation to issue a recall if they find that the drug contains a defect.
For drug manufacturers to be proven liable in a court of law, you must allege and prove that the manufacturer acted negligently and that the manufacturer’s negligence caused harm to you or your loved one.
Four elements must be proven for a drug manufacturer to be deemed negligent:
Our Tampa dangerous drug lawyers will guide you through what you can expect and ensure that you are always informed about what is going on in your case. Our diligent legal team will work with you to ensure that all the necessary documentation is complete and formulate a winning plan to help fight for the outcome you deserve.
We roll up our sleeves and bring an unrelenting commitment to pursuing what is right. We work with toughness and resilience as we negotiate directly with the defense to obtain the compensation you deserve. In cases that demand a court trial, our lawyers are skilled and experienced litigators with the talent to maximize policy volumes and outcomes.
When you work with a Tampa dangerous drugs lawyer from Boohoff Law, you become like a member of our family and not just another number. Trust our team to fight for your compensation when you’ve suffered an injury from a dangerous or defective drug.