The pharmaceutical industry produces many life-saving drugs, but some medications contain flaws in their design or become contaminated during the manufacturing process. These are known as defective drugs and can have serious negative effects on the health of those who use them.

If you or a loved one has been negatively impacted by a drug such as this, you need a Washington defective drug lawyer at your side to ensure you are compensated for your damages.

Profits from Deadly Drugs

Some pharmaceutical companies care more about profits than the health of their customers. Whenever a drug is revealed to have a previously unforeseen harmful side effect, a drug recall is supposed to be issued immediately. Likewise, if a contaminant is discovered in the manufacturing process, a recall should be issued.

Sadly, some pharmaceutical companies will weigh the potential expenses of issuing a recall against those of settling lawsuits. If they determine it will be less expensive to settle lawsuits, a recall may never be issued at all.

This profit-centric mindset has caused great harm to patients, who take these drugs hoping for a life-saving experience or an improved quality of life but instead receive additional health issues. If you are one of these patients, contact one of our Washington defective drug lawyers immediately.

Rushing the FDA Approvals Process

In an effort to maximize profits, some pharmaceutical companies hide a drug’s dangerous side effects to get the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In these cases, new drugs are rushed to the market without proper testing, which ultimately leads to patient suffering.

Compensation for  Medical Expenses

Any time a medication has serious side effects, they have the potential to be long-lasting and possibly permanent. Because of this, the FDA standards are extremely rigorous; however, when pharmaceutical companies find ways to sidestep the requirements, defective drugs can find their way onto the market and into your hands.

These side effects can lead to serious financial burden in the form of medical expenses and lost wages. If the negligence of a pharmaceutical company has already cost you your health, don’t let it cost you your finances as well. Contact a Washington defective drug lawyer for assistance as soon as possible.

Maximize Your Compensation

Cases involving defective pharmaceuticals can be extremely long and complex. This is because there are many different factors that apply, including the effect the drug had on you, how much of the drug you took, and the length of time you were taking the drug.

You will need a Washington defective drug lawyer who is familiar with the process and can work to get you the maximum compensation for your suffering.

Contact an Attorney

Don’t allow a pharmaceutical company to get away with putting its profits before your health.

To discuss your case and your options in further detail, contact Craig Swapp & Associates by calling 208-331-0167 or reaching us online.