Class action lawsuits against the makers of prescription pharmaceutical drugs and medications have seen a marked increase over the past few years. There have been many incidents of drugs causing significant side effects and harm to the people they have been prescribed to for treatment of various disorders. Pharmaceutical class proceedings are of great concern due to the serious nature of the problems that may be encountered. Serious injuries, including death, have been known to occur due to drugs that may not have been properly designed or were rushed to market. In some cases, illegal marketing of prescription medication has been the root cause of issues encountered by many people
Lawyers For Dangerous And Defective Drugs, As Well As Drug Recalls
Dangerous and defective drugs often cause harm to many individuals due to the proliferation of the use of medicine and drugs in society today. Over the years, numerous class proceedings have been successfully certified and settled for the benefit of patients who have suffered harm.
Most drugs are known to cause some side effects. However, some side effects may cause life-altering, or life-ending, conditions in those who must take prescriptions to function on a daily basis, and may have been unknown to the patient at the time the prescription was given. Strokes, heart attacks, disease and alteration of moods are serious conditions that cause debilitation or, in some cases, loss of life. These are significant issues that warrant large amounts of damages that the drug manufacturer may be ordered to pay.
In addition to compensation for the harm that has been caused, pharmaceutical class actions serve as deterrence to the drug companies to rush product to market without taking the necessary care or proper precautions to ensure that their medication is safe for use. More stringent analysis and testing procedures may be implemented to prevent reoccurrences of problems associated with prescription medications.
The manufacture of prescription drugs is a multibillion-dollar industry, and competition is fierce. This leads to some drug companies bypassing the rules and regulations and, in some cases, blatantly falsifying testing results to get their product to market. As seen in the case of OxyContin, this can cause severe ramifications to the individuals who have been prescribed the drug.
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The Halifax firm of Wagners is involved in many class actions against drug manufacturers. Levaquin, Avandia, Vioxx, Yasmin and most notably, OxyContin, are all class proceedings that have been filed by our firm. The harm has been widespread and affects individuals in all the provinces in Canada, including Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.