Sometimes a drug is released to the public and is later found to be dangerous – causing serious injuries and, in some instances, death. Every year, hundreds of new drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the marketplace, and used by thousands of patients suffering from a variety of ailments. However, there are times when the FDA prescription review process fails to detect dangerous and sometimes fatal side effects of new drugs. The lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. work to protect people from the harm of these dangerous dugs by holder manufacturers accountable for the drugs’ adverse side effects. Of the recent examples of harmful drugs on the market, some were still being marketed by drug companies after reports and studies detailed evidence of serious side effects, or death.
Because so many people are affected by a drug recall, it could be difficult and costly for individuals to bring lawsuits. In these situations, those affected are allowed to participate in large-scale lawsuits known as mass torts. There are few areas of legal practice which require more financial backing and support staff than the handling of mass tort / product liability cases. Managing a complex, multi-plaintiff case (such as class actions or multi-district litigation) typically requires the assistance of numerous attorneys, paralegals, support staff and in-house computer specialists on each case.
Mass torts may be distinguished from other personal injury claims by several distinct features. First, mass torts involve large numbers of claims that are associated with a single product. Second, despite the number of claimants, there is a commonality of factual and legal issues. Third, there is a value interdependence between the different claims.
At Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., we believe that when dangerous drugs are released to the public and cause serious injuries, the injured deserve full compensation for resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Our mass tort attorneys have the experience necessary to handle the sophisticated legal matters and procedures involved in this practice area. They have the resources to keep up with the changes in legal standards that result from technological and scientific developments. And they have the commitment to aggressively pursue your best interests.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death that may be related to a dangerous drug, it is imperative that you contact your physician immediately. Then, contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. We handle cases nationally with offices located in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Our lawyers and experts have experience fighting some of the largest drug companies in the country, and believe that you are entitled to compensation from the companies in the world and believe that you are entitled to compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial stress that you have gone through as a result of taking defective drugs.