April 19th 2012 by JRasansky
Going to court is always intimidating. When you’re going up against a huge corporation, it’s even more so. Drug corporations have huge amounts of money to defend themselves. GlaxoSmithKline, for example, makes billions every year on sales of Paxil, only one of its many drugs and one that is already known to have potentially deadly side effects for patients. When you’re going up against a company this powerful, it’s natural to be a bit doubtful about your chances. You do have something on your side that all the money in the world cannot quash, however: science.
Understanding Dangerous Drugs
Some dangerous drugs start out on the market without anyone really knowing how dangerous they actually are. This is frighteningly common. Later in the drug’s usage life, people will find out that it’s deadly, or at least dangerous, and it will be taken off the market or given a black box warning. This is when the lawsuits usually start pouring in.
The reason that these drugs do end up getting taken off the market is because there is specific information about them that comes to light that demonstrates that they are, in fact, dangerous to the people who take them. When enough people bring these lawsuits, there is usually enough evidence that it doesn’t matter whether or not the drug company comes with a lot of attorneys to defend them. If the drug is known to be dangerous, it is a medical fact.
When Attorneys Can Help
Attorneys can actually help you at every step of the way. If you’ve been injured by a dangerous drug, they can make sure that you do get a chance to go after the manufacturer. They cannot guarantee that you’ll win, but having a good attorney makes it more likely hat you will. It also helps if the drug is already known to be dangerous.
Product liability law firms are generally aware of all of the dangerous drugs on the market and about legal proceedings relating to them. If you’ve been injured by one of these drugs, consider talking to a defective products attorney. They can sit down with you, give you all the facts about the product in question and make sure that you have all the information you need to decide whether or not filing a lawsuit against the company is something that you want to do. If it is, they can represent you in court against the company, no matter how big they are.