Pharmaceutical Injury Attorney in Boise & Twin Falls Serving Throughout Idaho
Hardly a day goes by where the news doesn’t include a report of yet another commonly-prescribed drug that has turned out to be highly dangerous to those who use it. Sadly, new drugs are often rushed to market in order for drug companies to begin profiting off the money spent on developing those drugs, and sometimes this occurs before the companies have spent enough time determining possible adverse effects or effectiveness of those drugs.
If you’re an Idaho resident and believe that you’ve been hurt by a dangerous drug, speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You may have a legal right to compensation for your medical care, costs of rehabilitation, lost work, and pain and suffering. At Pedersen & Whitehead, we have the technical knowledge and legal experience to ensure that you receive full compensation for your defective drug injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation on your possible pharmaceutical tort lawsuit.
Off-label use promotion is dangerous and illegal
Drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for one particular use. While some drugs have alternate uses for which doctors may prescribe the drug, pharmaceutical companies are not allowed to advertise drugs for these so-called “off-label” uses. These off-label uses can be a large source of revenue for pharmaceutical companies – so much so that they will approach physicians privately to promote these off-label prescriptions, for which they have often conducted no testing to determine the safety of this off-label use. This practice is illegal and can have dangerous effects on those using a drug for a purpose for which it has not been vetted.
Insufficient testing or warnings of dangers can result in serious injury
While the FDA should be acting as a safeguard to keep dangerous drugs off the market, large drug manufacturers have become adept at manipulating the drug approval process and finding ways to prematurely obtain approval. The FDA requires that companies complete certain clinical trials and extensive research on any side effects caused by the drug before that drug can be sold on the open market, but companies will sometimes do the bare minimum of testing or falsify the data used to gain approval, hiding evidence of dangerous or lethal interactions or unintended effects on patients. When drug companies fail to disclose all side effects and interactions, they are acting in reckless disregard for your health, and they deserve to pay a price for this sort of irresponsible behavior. Our pharmaceutical injury attorneys at Pedersen & Whitehead know how to investigate testing data and medical research to discover when a drug manufacturer knew of a drug’s potential negative effects, yet failed to warn the public of these dangers. This evidence will help us hold the drug companies’ feet to the fire for their recklessness, and get you the money you need to heal.
For assistance in pursuing a claim for money damages for your pharmaceutical tort claim in Idaho, seek experienced, compassionate, and knowledgeable legal help. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead for a free consultation on your case, at 208-336-2552 in Boise or 208-734-2552 in Twin Falls.