Unsafe Pharmaceuticals

Las Vegas Unsafe Pharmaceutical Lawyer

Representing the Victims of Unsafe Drugs and Other Dangerous Products

Millions of patients and consumers rely on pharmaceuticals – including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and homeopathic remedies – to improve their health and treat medical conditions. Unfortunately, some pharmaceuticals come with serious side effects that can result in significant injury and even death. When an unsafe pharmaceutical causes injury or death, the drug manufacturer can be held liable in a product liability lawsuit.

Because unsafe pharmaceutical claims involve complex legal and factual issues, it is important to consult with a product liability attorney who understands these intricacies. For more than 30 years, Las Vegas product liability lawyers at Robert M. Apple & Associates have been fighting for the rights of patients and consumers injured by unsafe pharmaceuticals and defective medical devices. We will fight to get you maximum money damages for your injuries, and guide you every step of the way through the claim process.

If you or a loved one has been injured by an unsafe pharmaceutical, contact the Las Vegas product liability law firm of Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Representing Clients Injured by a Variety of Unsafe Pharmaceuticals

At Robert M. Apple & Associates, our Las Vegas product liability attorneys have the experience necessary to represent clients injured by a wide variety of unsafe pharmaceuticals, including the following (among others):

  • Actos – a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes that can increase the risk of bladder cancer.
  • Byetta – a drug used to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes; studies have found that patients taking Byetta are almost three times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer or biliary cancer.
  • Fosamax – a drug used to treat osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, and other bone disorders that has been known to lead a jaw bone disorder and/or femur fractures.
  • Mirena – a hormonal intrauterine device used as birth control, which can spontaneously embed in the uterine wall, perforate the uterus, or migrate into the body, thereby leading to infection, adhesions, and infertility.
  • NuvaRing – a birth control ring that has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and life-threatening blood clots.
  • SSRI antidepressants – selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, Symbyax, Lexapro, Paxil, and Effexor have been linked to a significant risk of birth defects in newborns when women take these medications while pregnant.
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy – a hormone supplement that has been linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Strict Liability for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Under the legal theory of strict liability, manufacturers – including drug makers – can be held liable for injuries and deaths caused by their products, regardless of whether they knew or should have known that the product was unsafe. In order for a plaintiff to recover under the theory of strict liability, he or she must prove that an unreasonably dangerous condition or defect existed in the product at the time the product left the manufacturer’s control.

Additionally, drug makers have an obligation to provide adequate warnings on their labels regarding any potential side effects, and the failure to warn about potential drug risks can result in liability for any injuries or deaths.

Because drug makers often launch an aggressive and prompt defense to any product liability claims, it is important to consult with an unsafe pharmaceutical lawyer who understands what is at stake. The Las Vegas product liability attorneys at Robert M. Apple & Associates will launch a comprehensive investigation, put forth a strong legal claim, and fight to get you maximum money damages.

Contact our office at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Las Vegas unsafe pharmaceutical attorneys.

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