Pharmaceutical manufacturers must adhere to strict quality control processes and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval procedures. If a medication contains a defect, the drug can cause severe harm to the patients who take it—sometimes causing organ damage, cancer, and other life-threatening conditions.
Victims of defective drugs may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. If you suffered injuries due to a medication, you may not be alone—and the defective drug mass tort lawyers Goza & Honnold, LLC can help. Our Kansas City medical malpractice attorneys represent medical malpractice cases and defective drug victims in mass tort claims, helping secure maximum compensation for each individual plaintiff.
Why Choose Us
- Defective drug claims can be difficult to pursue alone. Our attorneys will handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on making a full recovery.
- If you believe others have suffered the same injury, we can help. Our lawyers will work to identify eligible parties who can join your mass tort claim.
- Prior to founding our firm, our attorneys were part of a national product liability defense firm. We understand how opposing counsel operates and can apply our experience to support your claim.
The Dangers of Defective Medication
Pharmaceutical drugs play an important role in our health. However, manufacturers often fail to detect defects in their medications until it is too late. Improperly tested or rushed-to-market drugs can lead to life-threatening complications and potentially cause death.
At Goza & Honnold, LLC, we represent individuals and groups of plaintiffs in mass tort claims involving several types of defective drugs. Examples of defective medication claims we handle include the following:
- Belviq: The FDA initiated a recall for this weight-loss medication after discovering it may increase patients’ risk of cancers.
- Proton pump inhibitors: These medications, which help regulate stomach acid, may lead to severe kidney damage and fatal kidney-related complications.
- Prescription opioids: This highly addictive class of pain medication has led to thousands of overdose deaths. Overprescription and aggressive marketing campaigns put patients at risk of addiction.
- Viberzi: This irritable bowel syndrome medication may lead to serious complications, including pancreatitis and digestive complications.
If you have suffered any type of injury after taking a medication, speak to a defective drug attorney at Goza & Honnold, LLC. Even if your medication does not appear on the above list, you may have multiple legal options ahead of you.
Legal Options for Defective Drug Victims
Defective drugs can lead to serious medical conditions, which in turn result in significant economic and non-economic losses. You may need to pay for expensive medical care and take time from work to receive treatment and recover. You may struggle with the physical and emotional toll of your injuries. These hardships can be difficult to overcome.
However, you may be eligible to file a claim against the drug’s manufacturer. In many defective drug cases, several patients may have developed similar injuries from taking the same medication. If there are other victims, you may be eligible to join or begin a mass tort claim.
Mass torts are a type of legal claim involving multiple plaintiffs. Unlike class-action lawsuits, mass tort plaintiffs retain their individual claims and recover compensation unique to their own damages. If you cannot find other plaintiffs to join your mass tort, you could pursue an individual product liability claim against the drug’s manufacturer.
Contact Goza & Honnold, LLC Today
If you suffer injuries due to a defective drug, the defective drug mass tort attorneys at Goza & Honnold, LLC can help. Our Kansas City attorneys have significant experience representing victims of defective drugs and can identify potential plaintiffs who could join your mass tort claim.
Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation. During your appointment, your lawyer will review your case and discuss your optimal pathway to maximum compensation.