Prescription drugs play an important role in our healthcare. However, many people do not realize the dangers that may result from the use of a prescription drug. In fact, the harm caused by a prescription medication can be worse than the condition the drug was prescribed to treat. Many believe that if the medication they are taking has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and prescribed by their doctor then it is safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. The use of FDA approved and doctor prescribed prescription drugs can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries.
In addition, once a medication has received FDA approval and is approved to market, pharmaceutical companies will regularly promote and encourage doctors to prescribe the medication for a different purpose. The practice of prescribing a drug approved for one purpose but using it for another is commonly referred to as an “off-label” use. The use of a prescription medication off-label can also lead to significant injuries.
Bringing a pharmaceutical injury claim means taking on the pharmaceutical companies. A claimant needs to show that the companies knew and failed to adequately disclose the risks or should have known about the dangerous risks associated with their drugs. It is normally a long and extensive fight to get these big and powerful companies to compensate victims for injuries cause by their dangerous drugs. The attorneys at Miller Luzier PLLC are prepared to battle these companies and have the pharmaceutical litigation experience needed to present a successful pharmaceutical injury claim.
Miller Luzier PLLC is currently accepting defective or dangerous prescription drug injury claims involving the following: