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Dangerous Drugs
and Supplements

Manufacturers of drugs and supplements must follow strict rules from the FDA. Where manufacturers violate those rules and are negligent, they may be held legally responsible if that conduct is proven to cause injuries.

If you believe that a drug, over-the-counter medicine or herbal supplement has caused you or a loved one to suffer serious injuries, our experienced pharmaceutical lawyers in Minneapolis can evaluate your situation and explain your options.

Dangerous Drugs and Supplements Quick Facts

Overview

Prescription drugs and over-the counter products and herbal supplements can have contaminations, design defects, manufacturing defects, improper instructions for use, inadequate testing or even defective warnings. Any of these problems can cause serious injuries.

Drug manufacturers can be held liable for injuries to consumers based on theories of negligence, strict liability, failure to warn, fraud or even intentional or malicious conduct. Here are some of the common legal theories available to plaintiffs in pharmaceutical liability litigation:

Design
Defective design of the drug or supplement occur when serious risks outweigh the benefits of the product.

Manufacturing
Inadequate testing of a drug or supplement prior to its sale and use by consumers. This also includes drugs or supplements that are contaminated by the manufacturer.

Marketing
A failure to warn about a drug’s potential risk or side effects. This also includes fraudulent over-promotion and advertising by the manufacturer that violates Federal Law.

Injuries and Liability

Injuries

When it comes to pharmaceuticals, accuracy is crucial. When something is off, such as the marketing or the manufacturing, it can cause terrible injuries to the user. In the worst case scenario, it can even be fatal. This is why it is so important that the pharmaceutical companies be held accountable when there are errors.

Liability

In drug-related cases, it’s you vs. the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug. Of course, you won’t be alone. GoldenbergLaw has years of experience with these cases, and our pharmaceutical lawyers in Minneapolis are top notch.

What We Are Working On

GoldenbergLaw has worked with multiple drug cases. Here are some of the stuff that we’ve worked on:

Belviq

Weight-loss drug linked to lung, pancreatic, and colorectal cancer. Still accepting cases.

Dietary Supplements

Supplements are notoriously under-regulated and many are dangerous. We have handled defective supplements which contained harmful metals, caused liver damage, or have other dangerous ingredients. Still accepting cases.

Elmiron

Bladder pain medication Elmiron has been linked to serious vision problems. These serious vision problems include maculopathy, vision loss, retina damage, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases. If you or a loved one have suffered from vision problems after taking Elmiron, contact the Minnesota Elmiron Lawyers at GoldenbergLaw today.

Metformin

Popular type-2 diabetes drug that has been linked to contamination with the probable human carcinogen NDMA, Still accepting cases.

Neocate

Prescription formula that studies have shown to possibly cause low calcium and phosphate levels in the blood, leading to frequent fractures and developmental disorders like rickets. Still accepting cases.

Sartan Drugs 

Blood pressure medications valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan, many lots of which have been recalled to due confirmed contamination with probable human carcinogen NDMA. Still accepting cases.

Talcum Powder

Talc-based powder used for many purposes – linked to ovarian cancer when used for female hygiene in genital area. Currently in litigation and still accepting cases.

Tasigna

Tasigna is a common treatment for people suffering from Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Unfortunately Tasigna has been linked to atherosclerosis, a serious blood circulation condition which restricts blood flow to the heart and other organs. The constriction of blood flow can lead to amputations, the blockage of arteries (coronary artery disease), and death. If you or a loved one was treated with Tasigna and suffered any of these injuries, contact the Minneapolis Defective Drug Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw.

Valsartan

The popular blood pressure medication Valsartan was recalled by the FDA in July 2018 after the probable human carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was discovered to have contaminated various lots of the drug. NDMA contamination is linked to various types of cancers, including: bladder cancer, blood cancer, breast cancer, colorectal/intestinal cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, pharyngeal cancer, prostate cancer, and uterine cancers. If you or a loved one took Valsartan and was diagnosed with one of the cancers listed above, contact the NDMA Contamination Lawyers at GoldenbergLaw today for a free Valsartan lawsuit consultation.

Zantac

Popular heartburn medication that has been recalled due to contamination with the probable human carcinogen NDMA. Still accepting cases.

Are you not seeing a drug that injured you? Call us to discuss it. We will let you know if we can help or try to find someone that will.

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Not only do we offer free consultations, but we work for you on a contingency basis. Unlike most law firms, we do not ask you for any money up front or send you monthly bills. That means we only charge a fee if we recover for you. If we are successful with your claim, our firm will receive a percentage of your settlement. Additionally, we will be reimbursed for reasonable costs that we incur in pursuing your case. We do a complete accounting for you at the end of your case.

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True Story

A young woman from California uses a newer birth control medication. She suddenly suffers a blood clot in her brain that tragically leads to her death. GoldenbergLaw investigates the case and finds medical studies that indicate the drug she was given increases estrogen levels, leading to increased risk of blood clots. Further, it is determined that the drug company failed to warn about this risk. After extensive litigation against the drug company, a confidential settlement is reached for the family.

What You Need To Know

Our Experience With Drugs and Supplements

GoldenbergLaw has over 30 years of experience helping injured people recover against drug and supplement manufacturers. We work with clients wherever they live and litigate cases across the country. We will guide you or your family through the process and give you the best chance of recovery.

All drug and supplement cases are based on proving three things: fault of the manufacturer, the cause of the injury and damages to the client. GoldenbergLaw is a science-based firm. We review all the medical articles and studies on the product, the regulatory history, and documents available to understand how to prove the defect and causation. We then consult with top experts in the field and develop a case criteria for success. We will be screening your case to make sure it meets these criteria.

Did a Drug or Supplement Cause Your Injuries?

If you experience any adverse reactions to a prescription drug, nutritional supplement, or over-the-counter product, tell your doctor immediately. However, you should never discontinue a drug without speaking to your doctor. In many cases, the doctors are unaware of the side effects since the manufacturer has not warned about them.

Once you retain our firm, our team of attorneys and legal assistants becomes your team. We will gather all information and evidence to meet the scientific criteria established to help prove your case. We will need your medical history, pharmacy records confirming product use, medical records related to treatment and information about how frequently you took the drug and in what amounts. Then review them with an expert.

We will also request relevant information about the drug from the manufacturer through a process called discovery. In discovery, we can request documents from the other side and depose witnesses. Evidence that may be helpful to the plaintiff’s case includes: reports of adverse drug reactions, complaints the manufacturer received about the drug, correspondence between the defendant and the FDA, materials from clinical trials, laboratory studies, sales and advertising information, product labels and inserts, prior lawsuits involving the drug, and medical or scientific studies funded by the defendant.

No Fee Unless We Recover

We work for you on a contingency basis. Unlike most law firms, we do not ask you for any money up front or send you monthly bills. That means we only charge a fee if we recover for you. If we are successful with your claim, our firm will receive a percentage of your settlement. Additionally, we will be reimbursed for reasonable costs that we incur in pursuing your case. We do a complete accounting for you at the end of your case.

Your retainer agreement is the contract between us. We cannot represent you until we have a signed retainer agreement so there is never any question of how this works for you. Transparency is everything with us. You will never owe us anything unless we recover for you. We are always happy to answer any questions.

Don’t let this process intimidate you. We have helped thousands of clients go through this process.

Contact us. You will sleep better.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“GoldenbergLaw did everything they said would. They were all very kind and answered all my questions. And when they didn’t know the answer right away, they always got back to me once they got it.”

– Brad W.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“I was very pleased with the service Mr. Goldenberg provided. All questions were answered and all options explained thoroughly. There were no surprises. I would recommend anytime.”

– Greg A.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“I had a great experience with Goldenberg Law. I live 2000 miles away from them, and throughout the case it felt like they were right across the street. They are always very patient and helpful over the phone. If they weren’t available they would call me back quickly. It was just a real pleasure to work with them. I would highly recommend them.”

– Teri L.

FAQs for Dangerous Drugs and Supplements

Who Regulates Drug Manufacturers?

Drug and supplement manufacturers are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

What Can Happen If Manufacturers Violate the FDA's Drug and Supplement Regulations?

If manufacturers are found to have acted negligently or in violation of the applicable rules, the manufacturers may be found legally responsible in the event that the drug or supplement is proven to have caused injuries to users.

What Happens If a Manufacturer Fails to Warn Consumers About a Potential Risk or Side Effect?

Drug manufacturers can be held legally responsible for injuries to consumers based on negligence, strict liability, failure to warn, fraud, or intentional or malicious conduct. In these drug-related cases, it’s you against the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the drug. However, you will not be alone if you contact GoldenbergLaw. Our team has over thirty years of experience with these cases and will give you the Gold standard of advocacy. 

Which Injuries Can Be Caused By a Dangerous Drug or Supplement?

Prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements can be contaminated, defectively designed, defectively manufactured, improperly instructed for use, inadequately tested, or even defectively warned about. If any of these errors occur, the user may suffer from serious injuries and even death.

How Do I Know If I Have a Defective Drug or Defective Supplement Case?

If you or a loved one has an adverse reaction to a prescription drug, nutritional supplement, or over-the-counter product, the first thing to do is to reach out to your doctor. Once you have received guidance from your doctor, contact the Dangerous Drugs and Supplement Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw to determine whether the drug or supplement was defective. At GoldenbergLaw, we will provide you with the Gold standard of advocacy. Drug and supplement lawsuits are all about proving three things: fault of the manufacturer, causation of the injury, and damage to the client. Your team at GoldenbergLaw will review your medical history, pharmacy records confirming the product use, medical records related to the treatment, and information about how frequently you took the drug and in what amounts. The team will also read all the medical articles and studies on the product, the regulatory history, and available documents to understand how to prove that the defect occurred and caused your injuries. Then, your GoldenbergLaw team will consult with experts and develop your case further. 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Dangerous Drug and Supplement Lawyer?

Nothing! GoldenbergLaw offers free consultations and works for you on a contingency basis. This means that it will not cost you anything to hire us as your attorneys, and we will not send you any bills. We will only charge a fee if we recover for you, and we will only accept a settlement if we have your consent. If we are successful in resolving your claim, our firm will receive a percentage of the settlement. Additionally, our firm will be reimbursed for the reasonable costs that are incurred in pursuing your case.  Reach out so we can get the process started.

Why Choose GoldenbergLaw?

Don’t let this process intimidate you. Our defective drug lawyers in Minneapolis have helped thousands of clients go through this process; transparency is everything with us. You will never owe us anything unless we recover. We feel confident that our years of experience will help you to get the best advice on your case possible. Contact us today!

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