NILC's mission is to raise awareness for, and to advance the cause of, injured Americans through tireless advocacy and a nationwide legal network.
A “bad drug” is any medication that allegedly causes injuries, complications, adverse side effects or death as a result of the drug being defective and unreasonably dangerous. Bad drugs can be provided over-the-counter or through a doctor’s prescription. A drug or medication may be dangerous even if it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as the standard for approval of a medication is often different than the standard under which the law determined whether a drug is defective and unreasonably dangerous. Additionally, drug makers have been accused of of hiding drug risks from the FDA and the public in an effort to speed the approval of a drug.
Medical devices are most commonly designed to improve the quality of life for many patients, and the vast majority of these products are safe and effective for their intended uses. However, there are times where a medical device is designed or manufactured in such a way that it poses a risk to patients and may cause more harm than good.
When a medical device is defective, unreasonably dangerous and causes injury, affected patients may be able to pursue a claim and recover compensation from device makers to help them recover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Most personal injury cases are based on the concept of negligence, the failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury. When a person or company is negligent and causes harm to another, personal injury law attempts to ensure that the party responsible for the injury pays compensation for damages. Compensation for injuries is not limited to physical harm and may include emotional, economic, or reputational injuries as well as violations of privacy, property, or constitutional rights.