Drug Litigation Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana
Every year thousands of people die from adverse reactions and side effects to prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Louisiana drug litigation lawyers at Dan Robin, Jr. have been representing people in individual and class action lawsuits against irresponsible drug manufacturers and marketers for many years.
For prescription medications, a drug maker generally has no legal obligation to provide warnings about a drug's possible side effects to the general population; instead, the company must provide the information to physicians who prescribe the drug. But those physicians must have detailed information - including side effects and data on how it interacts with other drugs a patient may be taking. Our experienced drug litigation lawyers can help you file a claim against a negligent drug manufacturer or medical professional.
If you buy a drug over-the-counter, you are supposed to be informed by the manufacturer about all the possible side-effects and how the drug may interact with other drugs you may be taking. This information is generally less complete than what is provided to doctors, particularly if the drug you are buying was once available only by prescription. No matter if you are taking a prescription drug, or an over-the-counter drug, talk it over with your doctor and your pharmacist.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by a medication, it is important that you seek out attorneys who have experience in this area. If the drug is already the subject of a class action or another type of mass lawsuit called a MDL (multi-district litigation), there will be special procedural rules in such cases. It is important to speak with counsel familiar with these special procedures.
Have you or someone you know been injured due to adverse side effects of a prescription medications or over-the-counter medications such as:
- Vioxx & Celebrex
- YAZ, Yasmin, Ocella
- Fen Phen