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You shouldn’t have to suffer because a drug manufacturer decided to put a dangerous product on the market, or a negligent doctor prescribed it to you. Get "The Bull of New York" Michael S. Lamonsoff, and his legal team on your side to hold the at-fault parties accountable for your injuries and losses.

In the pursuit of profit, some pharmaceutical companies put patients at risk by selling defective or dangerous medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year in the US, adverse drug events lead to approximately 350,000 hospitalizations and 1.3 million emergency department visits. If a prescription medication or over-the-counter drug left you or someone you care about with serious injuries, our defective drug lawyers in New York City at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. 

What is a “Defective” Drug Claim?

When you take a medication, you trust that it will help you get better. Unfortunately, some drugs don’t work the way you thought they would and cause harm instead of healing. This is where product liability comes in.

Product liability cases involve holding manufacturers responsible for making sure their products are safe for consumers. A defective drug claim falls under this category. The manufacturer of a medication has a responsibility to ensure that their product is reasonably safe for consumers. If they fail to do so, they can be held strictly liable for damages, even if the plaintiff (i.e., you) cannot prove that the company was negligent.

There are three main types of defects that can serve as the basis of a product liability lawsuit: 

  • Design defect (when there is an inherent flaw in the composition or formulation of the drug)
  • Manufacturing defect (when there’s a defect in the composition, design, or quality of the drug because of incorrect dosage, contamination, or the presence of impurities)
  • Marketing defect (when the information provided by a drug company about the risks, side effects, or usage is inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete)

Who Can Be Held Liable in Defective Drug Cases in New York?

Pharmaceutical manufacturers

Even though the primary responsibility of drug manufacturers is to ensure that their products are safe and effective, companies rushing through the FDA approval process to get their products to market faster is not unheard of. However, drug manufacturers can be held accountable for manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing defects that cause harm to consumers. 

Testing laboratories

Drug testing laboratories are responsible for conducting tests on all medications to ensure they are safe for consumption. If a lab fails to identify issues with a drug or provides inaccurate results, it can lead to harmful consequences for patients, and thus, it may be held liable for damages.

Doctors and medical professionals

Your healthcare provider has a duty to prescribe medications by carefully considering your medical history and any other medications you are taking. If they prescribe a medication negligently or fail to warn you about known dangers associated with the drug, they may be held liable for damages. 

Pharmacies and pharmacists

If a pharmacist gives you the incorrect dosage of a drug, the wrong drug, or fails to recognize a contraindication with other drugs you’re taking, you can bring a lawsuit against them for malpractice. 

Wholesalers and distributors

Wholesalers, distributors, and retailers are responsible for maintaining proper storage conditions and handling drugs with care to prevent damage or contamination. If any party in this distribution chain mishandles drugs or fails to maintain appropriate conditions, leading to a drug becoming harmful, they may be held liable for damages.  

The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff

Don't Fight the Big Pharma Alone – Our NYC Defective Drug Attorneys Are Here to Help

Time is of the essence in these cases, as the New York statute of limitations only gives you three years to file a product liability case against the responsible party. If your loved one lost their life due to a dangerous drug, you have even less time – only two years – to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

At The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, we have advocated for thousands of injured clients and their families across New York, securing millions of dollars in compensation for them. Attorney Michael S. Lamonsoff “The Bull” has over 30 years of experience standing up against billion-dollar insurance companies and corporations that do everything possible to minimize their payouts. Our attorneys have helped clients who’ve been harmed by a wide range of defective drugs, including: 

  • Actos
  • Fosamax
  • Reglan
  • Invokana
  • Elmiron
  • Prozac
  • Trasylol
  • Xeljanz
  • Onglyza
  • Xarelto
  • Opioids
  • Belviq
  • Zantac
  • Warfarin
  • Tasigna
  • Celexa
  • Truvada
  • Zoloft
  • Meridia
  • Chantix
  • Prilosec
  • Valsartan
  • Xanax
  • YAZ or Yasmin
  • Pradaxa
  • Topamax
  • Avandia
  • Lexapro
  • Nexium
  • Paxil
  • And more

Taking on a global pharmaceutical company can be frightening, and we understand the overwhelming feeling of pursuing such a lawsuit. But our attorneys have a proven track record of success in challenging these powerful corporations, and we have the expertise needed to win. 

From thoroughly investigating the factors that made the drug dangerous, to collaborating with medical experts and specialists to gather solid evidence, and obtaining FDA records and other crucial documents, we are prepared to fight tooth and nail for you. Call us at 212-962-1020 or fill out this contact form to set up a free consultation.

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