How to File a Prescription Drug Lawsuit

By Osborne & Francis
October 25, 2023

Comprehensive, Step-By-Step Guidance for Filing a Solid Prescription Drug Lawsuit

With so many prescription drugs leading to serious and potentially life-threatening side effects, don’t wait until it’s too late to recover the compensation you deserve

Millions of Americans take prescription drugs on a regular basis for a variety of preventative and treatment reasons. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people taking prescription medications has steadily risen in recent years with

  • 7% taking at least one prescription drug
  • 8% taking three or more and
  • 7% taking five or more.

To keep up with the staggering demand for the latest, greatest prescription drugs, pharmaceutical companies often fast-track new drugs for approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA’s 501(k) Premarket Approval allows drug companies the option of obtaining approval simply by stating that a new drug is substantially equivalent to an already marketed drug. Unfortunately, many drugs hit the market without specific research demonstrating the safety and efficacy of continued use.

Once a prescription drug has penetrated the market, the FDA monitors the number and substance of consumer complaints regarding side effects and complications. Often, the FDA issues safety warnings or recalls if the complaints prove serious enough, but these recalls are too late to protect the thousands of patients that have already suffered unnecessary and serious health effects.

If you or a loved one have experienced complications due to a prescription drug, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure that you are still eligible to file a claim. Some of the most common pharmaceutical litigation claims stem from drugs such as:

  • Zofran
  • Granuflo and NaturaLyte
  • Risperdal
  • Yaz
  • Actos
  • Fosamax
  • Topamax
  • Pradaxa

With any prescription drug lawsuit, there are several steps that must be taken as your case proceeds through the legal system. Strict Statutes of Limitation dictate how long you have to file a claim. Mass tort cases, in particular, involve a significant number of plaintiffs and require a high level of legal knowledge and experience to be successful.

At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our Florida-based pharmaceutical litigation attorneys have handled numerous prescription drug cases and been involved in securing several multi-million dollar verdicts throughout the country. To discuss your specific situation and develop a comprehensive plan tailored to your needs, call (561) 293-2600 or contact us online for a free consultation today.

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