Mississippi Defective Drug Lawyer

Product Liability Claims

Have you or a loved one been injured due to serious side effects from taking a prescription drug, your case should be thoroughly evaluated to see if you may recover financial damages. It is important that you contact a qualified Mississippi drug litigiation lawyer immediately.

We are handling the following drug litigation claims:
Ortho Evra
Vioxx
Bextra
Zyprexa
Flosamax

Mass Tort Drug Litigation

Pharmaceutical companies manufacture and market hundreds of new drugs each year. Each product is regulated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration before it reaches the consumer, and every year over 200,000 people die from using these drugs. It is estimated that more than 50% of all the drugs marketed to the American consumer have deleterious effects, in spite of testing and FDA regulation.

Of all the recent examples of harmful drugs, most were withdrawn from sale within 12 months of release. Some drugs were still marketed by drug companies even after evidence of serious side effects or death had been noted. By law, drug manufacturers are strictly liable for injuries if the product they sell is defective or unreasonably dangerous. This can happen in several ways.

  • The product may be defective because of an error in the manufacturing process.
  • Consumers are not warned of possible bad effects from the use of the product.
  • The product has a design flaw that makes it dangerous.

In all these cases, the manufacturer is liable and can be sued for damages even if they were unaware of the danger. It does not matter how carefully the product was produced or labeled.

Many drug products have caused such widespread injury that class action suits or mass torts have been filed against them. Some of these drugs include: Baycol, Phen-fen, Rezulin, Propulsid, and PPA.

Of additional concern are the dietary supplements which are becoming increasingly popular. The FDA requires that manufacturers assure that such supplements are safe before selling them, but there are no testing or approval requirements.

If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call John D. Giddens Law Firm at (601) 355-2022 or Toll Free at (888) 335-2022. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.


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When your injuries are significant enough to cause a lifetime of pain and suffering, a quick and easy settlement from the insurance company is never enough to cover the future costs, suffering and emotional stress as a result of your injury from a defective drug. Catastrophic injuries such as heart attacks, paralysis, burns, brain damage, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, blood clots or even death have life-long effects on you and your family. This is when you need the advice and counsel of a compassionate, experienced, legal advocate dedicated completely to your cause.

John D. Giddens Law Firm has built an exceptional reputation throughout the state of Mississippi for relentless pre-trial preparation, case investigation, and use of the latest technologies resulting in many significant jury awards and verdicts.

Unlike many law firms, John D. Giddens Law Firm limit their legal representation to only a few serious personal injury cases and death claims per year. This is enables their legal experts to focus the most time and resources on each case in order to yield the best possible results for their clients.

Time is often not on your side, it is imperative you take immediate action as soon as possible, so please call us today for a free legal consultation and case analysis toll-free @ 1-888-335-2022 .