Drug Injury and Pharmaceutical Litigation

We Know the Facts About Dangerous Drugs

Every year, doctors write approximately three billion prescriptions, and tens of millions of United States citizens use prescriptions as well as over the counter medications. Many individuals depend on the benefits of these medications, but there are several dangerous drugs and defective medical devices on the market still available for use by patients. Pharmaceutical companies continue to make significant profits, while consumers bear the costs of expensive medical bills to repair the damages to their health caused by harmful drugs. Companies should accept responsibility for their defective products. At Proffitt & Cox, we work to ensure victims get the justice they deserve for their suffering. Our Columbia injury lawyers provide pharmaceutical litigation support and experienced representation to those suffering from drug injuries as well as their families.

What You Should Know About Dangerous Drugs

As consumers, we want to believe that the medications we take are safe, but this is not always the case. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves medications and medical devices for public use and monitors their safety afterward, but this is often not The FDA recalls drugs and medical devices, but typically only after many patients have already suffered from serious side effects...enough to prevent patients from suffering injuries. The FDA recalls drugs and medical devices, but typically only after many patients have already suffered from serious side effects. The FDA still has not recalled many drugs and medical devices linked to widespread injuries, and the FDA states that managing risks from drug quality is the responsibility of drug manufacturers and the drug distribution chain. If big drug companies are to be held accountable for dangerous prescription drugs, it is often up to the patient to do so through pharmaceutical litigation.

Drug Injury Liability

Most defective drugs and medical products experience one or more flaws that can cause patients to suffer from serious injuries, including:

  • Fundamentally defective or dangerous products – Medical products may be poorly designed, which may cause patients to suffer injuries. The manufacturing company that produces a defective drug may know that the design is flawed, or serious side effects may become known with further testing after the release of the product.
  • Defectively manufactured products – Even if a drug or medical device is designed to be effective and safe, products may become tainted, or there may be an error during manufacturing, shipping, or labeling.
  • Inappropriately marketed products – If the manufacturer fails to provide appropriate warnings, instructions or recommendations for patients, the drug maker may be liable for patient injuries. Drug manufacturers may overstate the intended uses of their products, which can lead to severe harm as well.

Fighting for Compensation for Drug Injury Victims

If a drug or medical device is defective, or if a medication error occurs, you may suffer serious injuries or the loss of someone because of a wrongful death. Our Columbia injury attorneys have significant experience representing victims of drug injuries. They secured a multi-million dollar recovery for a group of their clients who suffered serious side effects linked to the prescription painkiller Vioxx. Contact Proffitt & Cox, LLP today by calling our South Carolina number at (803) 834-7097 or our toll free number at (877) 276-0533 to receive free attorney advice for personal injuries.

Confidential Free Consultations; No Attorneys Fees Unless You Receive Compensation

We understand that when an injury occurs, people are concerned about medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for their pain and suffering and other damages. We can answer these questions, and more importantly, we can put our experience to work immediately toward helping victims of careless or wrongful conduct obtain prompt and appropriate compensation.

We offer free initial consultations for all injury cases. We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis which means that our fees are a percentage of what we recover for you. You will not owe us any attorney’s fees in such cases unless we are successful in obtaining compensation on your behalf.

Our South Carolina accident attorneys have recovered over $30 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. These claims involved automobile accidents, trucking accidents, harmful prescription drugs, medical malpractice, product liability, slip and fall accidents and class action cases. Review our representative cases to see some of our past successes and review our client testimonials to see what some of our clients have to say about us.

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Contingency fees are calculated based upon the gross amount recovered. Case costs paid by the firm are also reimbursed to the firm from the amount recovered. In most cases, the client will not be responsible for case costs if there is no recovery. Our agreement regarding fees and expenses applicable to your specific case will be provided in writing.

Any result our lawyers may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. Each case must stand on its own merit based upon the facts and the law. Some cases referenced were handled by our attorneys while working at other firms, and in some cases, other lawyers participated in the representation of a client.