Miami Dangerous Drugs Lawyers
Pharmaceutical Litigation in Florida
The attorneys in our pharmaceutical litigation division at Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC are honored to represent individuals harmed by the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, and to be among a small group of national trial lawyers that are willing to play the role of David against these Goliaths. Dealing with medication and drug-related injury cases can be especially difficult for the victim because of devastating consequences that occur as a result of medication or drug-related injuries. Fortunately, we possess the experience and compassion required to help you with your case. Our firm has an extensive background in dealing with medication and drug-related injury cases in Miami and throughout South Florida.
Dangerous Prescription Drugs
With the passage of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act administered by the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA began placing many pharmaceutical drugs on a fast track to approval and allowing pharmaceutical companies to advertise directly to consumers. The faster drugs enter the marketplace, the less time drug companies and government officials have to fully investigate potential side effects.
While pharmaceutical manufacturers have garnered increasing profits for their drugs, consumer safety has proportionally decreased. The combination of many new pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs gaining fast approval has significantly increased injuries to consumers and led to increased numbers of dangerous drugs such as Avandia, Vioxx, Paxil, Celebrex, and Zoloft being prescribed to millions of Americans.
Examples of Pharmaceutical Malpractice
There are three primary categories under which pharmaceutical malpractice may fall. These share one common element: prescription drugs. Regulated by the government because they pose a certain level of danger due to abuse or misuse, these drugs can only be obtained with a valid medical prescription. When the companies or medical professionals that deal with prescription drugs act negligently or even break the law in an attempt to boost profits, they can cause serious harm.
Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC takes on cases involving all three types of pharmaceutical malpractice:
- Defective and dangerous drugs, which may include drugs that cause serious or even deadly side effects, are improperly marketed, are not sufficiently tested, or do not contain adequate warnings of side effects. Some of these have been recalled, while others are under investigation, and still others have yet to be exposed.
- Improperly prescribed medication, which may include off-label uses for prescription medications, accidentally prescribing the wrong dose or wrong drug, misdiagnosing a medical condition, and therefore prescribing an unnecessary or incorrect medication, or similar errors.
- Improperly filled prescriptions, which includes errors or negligence on the part of the pharmacists who fill and dispense prescription drugs. This may include dispensing the wrong dose or wrong drug or failing to educate a patient on how to take the medicine.
How Our Pharmaceutical Litigation Lawyers Can Help
Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC has handled numerous pharmaceutical drug litigation cases. In addition, our firm works with a team of expert medical professionals to look at specific cases. Our firm has the skill, experience, dedication, and resources to successfully take on the most powerful drug litigation attorneys employed by large pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Novartis, and AstraZeneca.
We will represent clients in pharmaceutical litigation involving a variety of dangerous drugs, including:
- Paxil and Accutane
- Topamax and Topiramate
- Seroquel and Risperdal
- Reglan and Fentanyl
- SSRI antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, Fluoxetine, Celexa, Effexor, Luvox, Wellbutrin, Serzone, and Remeron
Contact Our Pharmaceutical Drug Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured or made ill by any of the dangerous drugs listed above or by any other pharmaceutical or over-the-counter drug, contact a pharmaceutical litigation attorney at Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC. Our exceptional team of attorneys can provide you with high-quality legal representation and a caring approach to your unique requirements.
For help with your claim, contact a Pharmacy Litigation attorney at Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC today.