Modern medicine has helped people to live with debilitating diseases and cure life-threatening illnesses. However, used improperly, or without knowledge of their side effects, medicine can have the adverse effect and have an impact on an individual’s quality of life, or even result in death. Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed by prescription and over-the-counter medications, making it a leading cause of death in the United States. Today’s blog will discuss pharmaceutical litigation, what it is, and how Napoli Shkolnik PLLC can help you in your case.
What Is Pharmaceutical Litigation?
Given the proliferation of medications in the last few decades, and Americans increasing use of them, pharmaceutical litigation deals with court cases that concern medications and drugs. This field of law deals with lawsuits filed against pharmaceutical companies and related entities, practitioners, doctors, nurses, and pharmacy technicians. If a client takes a pharmaceutical product that impacts them in some negative way, they may be able to file a suit against any of the groups above and hold them accountable.
Pharmaceutical litigation cases
Pharmaceutical litigations can come about from just about any type of drug. For example, Effexor, a popular antidepressant, was found to cause serious birth defects. Regrettably, this is one in a sea of drugs that has serious side effects that are causing harm.
What Do Your Pharmaceutical Litigation Services Cover?
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has helped many clients with their cases. After taking a wide variety of drugs and medications, whether over-the-counter or prescribed, the side effects impacted their life in some way. No matter what kind of drug you took and no matter the side effects it had, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC can help. This includes those who were recommended drugs for an “off-label” use not included in the FDA-approved label. In these circumstances, you might have the opportunity to file a claim against either the doctor who prescribed these medications to you or the pharmaceutical company who produced it based on how the drug was sold to you.
Paul Napoli and his pharmaceutical litigation attorney associates have played a successful role in earning settlements for many of their clients. In one case, the Napoli Shkolnik PLLC represented 4,000 users of the drug Pradaxa®. The case settled for $650 million, helping the firm’s clients recover from the harmful side effects of the drug.
In another case, Napoli’s partner, Hunter Shkolnik worked with a client to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the NuvaRing® birth control product. After successfully arguing that the medication did not adequately provide warnings about the dangers of blood clots after using the product, the case settled for $100 million. The pharmaceutical attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC are not afraid to take on major corporations to ensure that their clients get the compensation that they deserve.
Paul Napoli Connection
During his career, Napoli has successfully settled several major pharmaceutical litigation cases. In three separate cases, Napoli has worked with clients who suffered heart defects after taking a drug. One case settled for $875 million, while the two others settled for $118 million and $220 million respectively. Napoli’s experience in working in pharmaceutical law makes him a competent and formidable pharmaceutical attorney.
If you feel you’re suffering from side effects as a result of taking an over-the-counter or prescription medication, arrange for the legal representation of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC. Our pharmaceutical attorneys can best represent you and your needs thanks to their aggressive and precise style. Earn the compensation that you deserve. Contact Napoli Shkolnik PLLC today for a free case evaluation.