An estimated 128,000 Americans die from prescription drugs each year, making it this country’s fourth leading cause of death (even common over-the-counter medications can cause severe reactions in many people). The drug injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have earned a national reputation in pharmaceutical litigation. We understand the growing need for consumer protection against dangerous prescription drug reactions and interactions.
If you have been injured by serious side effects of a pharmaceutical drug, talk to one of our skilled drug injury lawyers. We travel throughout the United States and provide thorough, personalized representation. Our team has decades of experience and has handled more than 10,000 cases.
Which Pharmaceutical Drugs Are Considered Dangerous?
Drug manufacturers constantly pressure the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve drugs quickly. The FDA gives “fast track” status to numerous drugs, greatly reducing the approval time – and often, the safety of the drug.
Some of the most recent pharmaceuticals publicized as possibly dangerous include:
- Belviq & Belviq XR
- Byetta, Januvia, Janumet, Victoza
- Drugs Associated with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Heartburn Drugs
- Talcum Powder
- Viagra & Revatio
Past pharmaceutical cases we’ve handled:
- GranuFlo & NaturaLyte Dialysis Products
- Incretin Mimetics
- Invokana & Invokamet
- Testosterone Therapy
- Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella
Our personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for drug injury victims nationwide. We offer clients unique capabilities and resources through our co-counsel team approach in managing mass tort, complex product liability, and pharmaceutical litigation. If you or a loved one are suffering due to the side effects of a dangerous drug, don’t hesitate to enlist the help of a nationally respected attorney from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
Common Injuries from Defective Drugs
- Birth defects
- Blood clots
- Bone fractures
- Heart attacks
- Increased blood pressure
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Type 2 diabetes
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will pursue justice for you and your loved ones. Contact our experienced dangerous drug lawyers today.
Helpful Resources from Nationally Trusted Dangerous Drug Attorneys
When a dangerous drug is recalled or the FDA issues a warning, many people don’t hear about it until it’s too late. It is important to stay current on the status of pharmaceutical drugs on the market to protect yourself and your loved ones from injury. At Pintas & Mullins, the safety and well-being of our clients remains our top concern. Our knowledgeable dangerous drug lawyers serve clients nationwide, travelling throughout the country to provide representation rooted in decades of collective experience. We understand how complex dangerous drug cases can be. That’s why we’ve compiled the helpful resources below.
Stay informed on dangerous pharmaceuticals by checking out the following websites:
- FDA Drug Recalls
- FDA Medical Device Recalls
- FDA MedWatch Program, to Report Adverse Events
- FDA Enforcement Reports
- CDC Medication Safety Program
- Narcotics Anonymous Family Groups
- WebMD General Recall Information
These resources can help protect you and your loved ones from the side effects of dangerous drugs.
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Pursue Just Compensation With Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
Since 1985, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has helped more than 10,000 clients. Our dangerous drug lawyers have helped clients across the U.S. obtain millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries. When you choose Pintas & Mullins, you can trust that you are choosing a firm characterized by outstanding service, knowledgeable advocacy, and a long track record of highly successful outcomes.
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Drug Injury FAQs
Why do I Need a Dangerous Drug Attorney?
Navigating a case without the help of a trained dangerous drugs attorney can be detrimental in your fight for compensation. It can be difficult and complicated when attempting to determine the value of a case. Not too long ago, an individual called our firm with questions about a case that he was settling by himself for $65,000. The caller was content with the amount, but also felt pressure from the over-eager insurance company to accept the offer and settle the case.
Once our attorneys got involved and assessed the severity of his injuries, it was evident his case was worth much more than $65,000. The Pintas & Mullins Law Firm filed suit and prepared the case for trial. Our client was awarded $235,000 by the court for his injuries. Attorneys have the priceless experience of handling thousands of cases; clients do not. Clients are severely disadvantaged when they attempt to settle cases on their own.
Why Should I File a Claim Against a Drug Manufacturer?
If a medication is dangerously or defectively designed, the manufacturer is responsible for the harm it causes to patients. Often, drug manufacturers are aware of the significant risks of medications before they are put on market, which renders them liable if such risks are not properly disclosed to patients and physicians.
What Can I Recover Compensation for?
In filing a dangerous drug claim, you may potentially recover compensation for the economic and non-economic damages that you suffered because of the defective drug. Such damages may include:
- Costs of physical therapy
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Lost wages, including future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Past, current and future medical costs
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Prescription costs
Can You Represent Me in Any State?
Attorneys can represent clients in any state either through the reciprocity of a state’s bar rules, court approval, or through local co–counsel. Since 1985, the Pintas firm has represented clients in virtually all states in the nation.
Can I Switch from My Current Attorney?
Regardless of how long an attorney has been working on your case, you are always entitled to switch to a different attorney. After contacting and hiring a new attorney, the prior attorney will hand over the file to your current attorney to keep your case moving without any delay. If you switch lawyers, you will not incur additional attorney’s fees. The attorneys will decide how to split your same single fee you pay from the settlement.
How Can I Prepare for My Claim?
Contact a drug recall lawyer immediately following your injury and, if possible, take and keep records of all medication bottles and records itemizing all expenses you incurred as a result of the defective drug. Be sure records are dated and contain complete information. Remember that once you have signed an attorney-client agreement with us, all information you provide is completely confidential. Do not hesitate to inform us of all information you think may have bearing on the case.
What Kind of Money do I Need to Hire Your Firm?
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay us only if we win your case. If you do not receive any verdict or settlement, you owe us nothing.
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Drug Injury Lawyer Case Results
See all verdicts and settlements Vioxx and Celebrex are both drugs marketed for the treatment of osteoarthritis and acute pain conditions. After the drugs were released on the market, several studies returned findings of increased risks of heart attack and stroke in patients taking drugs like Vioxx and Celebrex, which are called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In April 2002, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a black box warning, the strongest they can issue, regarding the increased risks of stroke and heart attack associated with taking NSAIDs. Following the safety risks associated with Vioxx, its manufacturer Merck, pulled the drug from the market.
Celebrex continues to be sold.
Our legal team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients who were injured by Vioxx and Celebrex. Our attorneys are experienced in pharmaceutical litigation, and we welcome you to visit the Pharmaceutical Litigation section of our website to learn about current drug cases we are pursuing. You can also contact us for a free consultation.
This client had taken the drug Actos for several years and later died of bladder cancer. Our attorneys successfully secured a settlement of $842,625 due to this drug causing his death.
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Any additional questions or concerns about a defective drug claim can be answered by a representative from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. Since 1985, our firm has capably handled over 10,000 cases, with many multi-million-dollar results. You can trust that we have your best interests in mind and will exhaustively investigate every aspect of your case to set you up for success.