New York Defective Drugs Lawyers
Helping Victims of Defective and Dangerous Drugs in the Hudson Valley and New York Metro
Pharmaceuticals are a ubiquitous, massive part of our daily lives. We trust the pharmaceutical industry and the educated word of our medical professionals to treat our physical and mental ailments, to help with our allergies, to alleviate our pain. Most of us are not doctors or otherwise experts in pharmaceutical manufacturing; if a drug is bad, we have no way of knowing until we or our loved ones experience the ill effects. And, unfortunately, FDA approval does not guarantee that a drug is 100% safe. For these reasons, we must hold the pharmaceutical industry to a high standard. If they put bad drugs on the market, if they lie, bury evidence or inadequately warn about harmful side effects, or if they otherwise mislead consumers about their drugs, they must be held liable for the damages they cause.
The dangerous and defective drug attorneys at the Law Office of Taran M. Provost, PLLC have over 40 years of combined experience handling personal injury matters across a broad range of fields. We have the knowledge and the attention to detail necessary to handle the often complex nature of defective drug cases, and we have the experience and the tenacity necessary to go toe-to-toe with Big Pharma. If a dangerous or defective drug has harmed you or a loved one, you can trust the Law Office of Taran M. Provost, PLLC to stay by your side and fight until you get the justice you deserve and the damages you are owed.
Pharmaceutical Companies are Heavily Involved in the Approval Process
The drug industry has massively increased its spending on lobbying and drug approval processes over the last few decades. As a result, it has steadily begun exercising more and more control over how drugs are evaluated and approved.
One recent study found that “enormous financial interests involved in the development and marketing of drugs and devices may have given excessive power to these industries to influence medical research, policy, and practice.” Pharmaceutical companies have “created means to intervene in all steps of the processes that determine healthcare research, strategy, expenditure, practice and education,” which has led to terrifying results: “[T]he benefits of drugs and other products are often exaggerated and their potential harms are downplayed, and clinical guidelines, medical practice, and healthcare expenditure decisions are biased.”
Given that the pharmaceutical industry is stacking the deck in their favor on drug policy and new drug approval, it is vital to have a seasoned and zealous advocate in your corner when bringing a defective drug claim. We will help you build your case, gather the facts, hire the right experts, and prove your claim that you were harmed by a drug that should not have been on the market or that should have been adequately marketed or advertised in accordance with its potentially harmful effects.
Known Defective Drugs
There has been a multitude of lawsuits targeting defective drugs in recent years, as well as other drugs that have been pulled from the market after the discovery of harmful effects that were not previously disclosed. If you or a loved one has taken any of the following drugs and suffered harm as a result, you may have a claim for relief:
- Pain medication/anti-inflammatories: Vioxx, Bextra, or Celebrex
- Contact lens cleaner: ReNu with MoistureLoc
- Contraceptives: Ortho Evra, Mirena
- Acne medication: Accutane
- Antibiotics: Tequin
- Mental health medications: Risperdal, Ketek, Paxil, Abilify, or ADHD drugs
- Talcum powder products such as Johnson & Johnson baby powder
- Erectile dysfunction: Viagra, Cialis and Levitra
- Stimulants: Provigil and Nuvigil
These are just a few of the drugs either currently on the market and subject to lawsuits or otherwise subject to recalls. If you suspect other drugs have undisclosed harmful side effects, consult with a physician, and discuss your claim with a seasoned defective drug lawyer. There may already be research showing that the drug you are taking has the undisclosed side effect you are experiencing. You deserve compensation for any harm you have suffered, and the pharmaceutical manufacturer deserves to be held liable for their actions.
Get Help from a Dedicated Defective Drug Attorney
If a defective or dangerous drug has injured you or a loved one, call the personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Taran M. Provost, PLLC. Pharmaceutical cases are difficult to prove, and the evidence may not last, so act quickly. The longer you wait, the harder it may be to prove your case. The defective drug attorneys at the Law Office of Taran M. Provost, PLLC have over 40 years of combined experience and can help you evaluate your claims and work with you to maximize your recovery. Call us at 845-675-3243 for a free consultation.