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May 19, 2016
Colson Hicks Eidson

Miami Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorney on Dangerous Drugs

Defective drugs can come from a variety of sources. Sometimes the drugs are improperly manufactured; other times, side effects with potentially lethal consequences pass by the FDA unnoticed, or unfavorable testing results are hidden from the public for the pursuit of profit. In this video, Miami defective drug attorney Patrick Montoya explains his experience working on pharmaceutical litigation cases, as well as the market incentives that drive companies to put unsafe drugs in the hands of consumers.

Though our law office is located near Miami, we offer legal services to victims of defective drugs nationwide.

Video Transcription:

Pharmaceutical litigation is one of my favorite parts of my practice. The saddest thing about the pharmaceutical litigation cases is people are taking drugs for a reason. Usually because they’re sick or they have some kind of medical illness and in fact the drug that’s supposed to help them ends up hurting them. The drugs are either improperly manufactured; they have missing ingredients or there may be a lack of quality control in the plant where the drugs are being manufactured. Or they simply may have the wrong blend. There’s a myth out there that because the product is FDA-tested or FDA-approved that the drug is safe. We’ve learned that that is not the case. Oftentimes it takes several years of testing and the companies are aggressively putting their products on the market in order to sell sell sell, and when they sell sell sell, they sacrifice safety. Many times there are studies that are at these companies that find that these drugs are in fact defective, yet they still put them on the market. It’s these skills in investigating these claims, in investigating the companies, in investigating their actions, investigating their actions with the government that has led us to successful results in these cases.

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