About Class Action Lawsuits
Pharmaceutical companies develop drugs to treat a variety of ailments, from eczema to cancer. Unfortunately, these drugs aren’t always as safe as their manufacturers claim them to be. In some cases, taking these drugs can lead to severe side effects or even death. When this occurs, the victim or the victim’s family may be entitled to compensation for their losses and the pain they have experienced.
When a manufacturer develops and sells a dangerous drug, the effects of the drug usually impact many lives. For this reason, these matters are often handled as class action lawsuits. A class action lawsuit is a lawsuit in which multiple people join together against a specific defendant with the same complaint. If the lawsuit is successful, all of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit will receive a portion of the settlement from the drug manufacturer.
Understanding Drug Lawsuits
Experiencing unwanted side effects from a drug doesn’t always warrant a lawsuit or indicate wrongdoing on the part of the manufacturer. In some cases, the side effects an individual experiences were expected and explained in advance. However, a drug lawsuit may be warranted if:
- The drug company lied about the safety of the drug
- The drug company didn’t adequately investigate the drug’s safety
- The drug company didn’t disclose certain risks or side effects
If you think you may have been harmed by a drug, contacting an attorney with experience in this practice area is the best way to determine whether you have a valid case.
Contact an Attorney
We have significant experience dealing with drug lawsuits, and we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. If you are considering a drug lawsuit in Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Fayetteville or Rogers, please contact us today to learn more.