Dangerous Drugs

Alabama Dangerous Drug Attorneys

At Farris, Riley & Pitt, our personal injury attorneys know that medications, even when your doctor prescribes them and you take them correctly, can in some cases cause more harm than good. We all place trust in our medical practitioners and assume that when they tell us to take something, it is because it will heal our sickness, ease our pain or prevent further injuries to our bodies.

There are times when drugs that are approved and marketed as safe cause serious side effects that result in dangerous, permanent and often deadly injuries to unsuspecting patients. When this occurs, drug manufacturers may be held responsible for the harm their medications cause. An innocent victim of a dangerous drug may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturing company to recover monetary damages to compensate them for their injuries and suffering.

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Dangerous Side Effects

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Death
  • Kidney failure
  • Birth defects
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Psychological problems
  • Rashes
  • Liver damage
  • Depression
  • Blood clots
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Nausea
  • Muscle pain
  • Cancer
  • Dizziness
  • Blood pressure changes
  • Coordination problems

What You Need To Know About Dangerous Drug Cases

  • Failure to Warn

    Manufacturers test drugs to ensure they are safe for use. When, after testing, the FDA approves a drug for sale and distribution, the public assumes it is safe, as do the doctors prescribing it. Drugs usually come with warnings about side effects, interactions with other medications and dosage requirements. However, there are often serious dangers that manufacturers fail to warn about or fail to warn about in a way that appropriately communicates the gravity of the risk of harm.

    Many dangerous drug lawsuits hold drug manufacturers liable because they do not adequately or accurately:

    • Warn doctors or patients of the risks of taking the medication
    • Convey the true nature of the side effects of taking the medication
    • Warn about the drug interacting with other medication

    The failure to warn can result in people unknowingly exposing themselves to unnecessary risks and injuries from certain drugs.

  • Medication Recall

    Sometimes a dangerous drug will be the subject of a’ manufacturer or FDA-ordered recall in the months or even years after it receives FDA approval. A recall can occur after thousands of people take the drug and the manufacturer becomes aware of new dangers and wants to pull it from circulation to prevent further injuries.

    A medication recall may also occur when the pharmaceutical company learns its product is dangerous because of a design defect or manufacturing defect. For example, if a batch of medicine is tainted by harmful germs or otherwise contaminated during production, it may be dangerous to the public.

    A manufacturer may also design a drug in a way that is defective. Perhaps the size of the pill makes it risky to swallow, or the percentage of one of its components can cause a severe allergic reaction. In either situation, a recall is an attempt to prevent patients from getting ill or worse.

    If you or someone you love was injured or died while taking a drug that is subject to a recall, the manufacturer might be liable for your injuries.


If you or a someone you care about has been injured or died due to the use of dangerous or defective prescription medications, you may be able to hold the manufacturer financially responsible. Contact our attorneys for a FREE case evaluation.

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