Defective Drugs

For more information on specific drugs and medical devices Levine Law Firm is currently accepting cases on, please visit our dedicated pages to:

  • Actos
  • Fosamax
  • Mirena
  • Zoloft
  • Paxil
  • NuvaRing
  • Yaz, Yasmin, & Ocella

Preserving Your Rights and Your Health

From controlling our cholesterol to relieving allergy symptoms, and from treating high blood pressure to helping us lose weight, prescription drugs have helped many of us improve our health and our quality of life. Unfortunately, prescription drugs can also be harmful, and as a result, it has been reported that 200,000 Americans die annually and many more are injured as a total result of false and misleading claims by pharmaceutical companies. According to the General Accounting Office, over 51% of the drugs that are approved by the Federal Drug Administration have major adverse effects that are not detected until after the general public uses them.

Pursuing a defective drug claim requires a thorough understanding of prescription drug effects, as well as the regulations and precedents relevant to the prescription drug industry. With substantial experience in defective drug investigations, Levine Law Firm has the expertise to review your medical history, determine the merits of your claim, and where possible pursue your claim for financial compensation.

Prescription drugs are often beneficial. When they do more harm than good, Levine Law Firm will fight for your rights and your health.

Causes for Concern

Under Section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts, prescription drug manufacturers can be held strictly liable for selling products in a defective and unreasonably dangerous condition, even though they may have exercised the utmost care in the preparation and sale of their product. Drugs may be defective or unreasonably dangerous as a result of the following:

  • 1.The manufacturer fails to warn consumers of potential injury risks associated with the product;
  • 2.The product is improperly designed, due to inappropriate chemical composition or dosage; or
  • 3. An error occurred during the manufacturing process.