St. Louis Pharmaceutical Malpractice Attorney
What is pharmaceutical malpractice?
Pharmaceutical malpractice, also referred to as pharmaceutical liability,
occurs when the ingestion of a prescription medication leads to the injury or
wrongful death of the patient. Pharmaceutical malpractice can occur in a variety of ways,
but here are a few of the most common examples:
- Failure to know about the side effects or health risks of a particular
drug. There are cases in which a pharmaceutical company does not perform
adequate testing of a new drug to discover potential side effects or health
risks. This can lead to the injury or illness of people who take the drug
once it is released to the marketplace.
- Failure to disclose the potential side effects or health risks of a drug.
Though all pharmaceutical drugs must be approved by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) before being made available to the public, there
are times when a pharmaceutical company will fail to disclose the possible
health risks of a particular drug, allowing it to be passed through the
FDA approval process while still presenting a hazard to the public.
- Mistakes or errors made in the manufacture of the drug.
- Improper or incorrect dosage or incorrect medication is given by one's
- Doctor's failure to take into account the patient's current prescriptions
when writing a new prescription, when this results in dangerous interactions
between the drugs
If you have been victimized by pharmaceutical malpractice, then you may
be entitled to financial compensation from the drug company, the doctor,
or the pharmacist who is responsible for your injury. Contact a
St. Louis personal injury lawyer at our firm for effective representation in your case and the chance to
recover compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Legal Representation for Your Malpractice Case
At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, we provide assistance to individuals throughout
the St. Louis area with their personal injury cases, and we can help you
in your pharmaceutical malpractice case. Our firm has a dedicated team for
medical malpractice cases, with extensive resources for gathering evidence and proving our
client's claim. Call or visit our office today to tell us your story
and learn whether you have grounds for legal action.