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What Causes Prescription Drug Injuries?

Like other types of products, pharmaceutical drugs can be defective. This can be the result of a design defect, manufacturing defect, or marketing defect. Sometimes, pharmaceutical companies fail to warn consumers of all the possible side effects of a drug. Other times, a manufacturing error leads to contamination or mislabeling. A pharmaceutical company may even fail to adequately test a new drug. In any of these instances, consumers are at risk of serious injuries.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of taking a defective or dangerous drug, we can help. At Howry Breen & Herman, our Austin defective drug lawyers have years of experience litigating complex drug injury cases. We understand the intricacies involved in this area of law, as well as the extensive suffering our clients have experienced. We proudly offer personalized and compassionate guidance, honest legal counsel, and aggressive representation from start to finish.

Schedule a complimentary case evaluation today; call (512) 430-4844 or fill out an online contact form to get started.

Understanding Defective Drug & Drug Injury Cases

There are several ways to pursue compensation if you were injured by a defective drug. Drug injury cases are slightly different than other types of defective product and personal injury claims in that they are usually resolved through mass torts. In the simplest terms, mass tort involves a single defendant and multiple plaintiffs. In contrast to a class action, plaintiffs in a mass tort seek different settlements or verdicts. Defective drug cases are often resolved this way because different people typically experience different types of injuries as a result of taking the same defective drug.

To pursue a drug injury claim you must show, first and foremost, that the drug manufacturer, pharmaceutical company, or another party acted negligently in some way. You must also prove that this negligence led to your injuries.

A defective drug may be the result of negligence if:

  • A pharmaceutical company does not complete proper studies on a new drug before placing it on the market
  • A manufacturing mistake causes a certain batch of drugs to become contaminated
  • Certain side effects of a drug, including its possible interactions with other medications, are not listed
  • A pharmaceutical company is aware that a drug is unreasonably dangerous but allows it onto the market anyway

This list is not comprehensive; there are many ways in which a defective drug can result from negligence. If you were harmed after taking a pharmaceutical drug, you may have a defective drug case. It’s important to contact a drug injury lawyer in Austin who can help you understand your legal options.

Contact Howry Breen & Herman

Our firm thoroughly investigates drug injury claims. We have handled litigation for a wide range of defective drug cases and are prepared to help you navigate the process. Our team is committed to providing you with the dedicated, one-on-one legal guidance you need as we fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

Call (512) 430-4844 to speak with a member of our legal team. We offer free and confidential case evaluations for all new and potential clients in Austin, Georgetown, and the nearby areas.

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