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6 Ways the Big Drug Companies Try to Fool You

Experienced Attorneys Knows their Tricks and How to Counter Them

Large drug companies make billions of dollars each year. Defective prescription drugs that they produce make headlines for a while but the damage to these companies has little effect on their profits. While the FDA may fine the companies and plaintiffs often win massive lawsuits and get huge settlements, the millions of dollars companies pay are small change compared to their profits. People continue to get hurt or even suffer fatal complications from defective pharmaceutical drugs. And the corporations have many strategies for deflecting criticism and discouraging lawsuits.

Below are a few of the tactics they use that an experienced attorney will be prepared to challenge. For more information on these topics, call San Diego dangerous drugs attorney Ronald B. Laba at 866-434-1577. Don’t hesitate to call – 24 hours a day. There’s no pressure. There’s no obligation. We’re ready to stand up for your rights. With nearly 30 years of experience in this area of the law, attorney Laba is prepared to help you. Your case consultation is free. Contact us today.

Big drug companies often try to fool injury victims using the following techniques:

  • Discourage you from suing by arguing that it’s too late
  • Asserting that you can’t prove you took the drug and records no longer exist
  • Claiming that you were already pre-disposed to the injury or disease
  • There was a warning on the label
  • The drug would not have been allowed on the market if it was dangerous
  • A drug recall would have been immediate if the drug was dangerous

PRESCRIPTION DRUG COMPANIES WILL DISCOURAGE YOU FROM SUING BY TELLING YOU THAT IT’S TOO LATE. YOUR INJURY OR DISEASE WAS DIAGNOSED MANY YEARS AGO AND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS HAS EXPIRED.

Attorney Ronald Laba’s Counterargument In most states the statute of limitations starts running only after you discovered the drug was dangerous and caused your injury. The drug company would have you believe that the statute of limitations begins when...

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ASSERTING THAT YOU CAN’T PROVE YOU TOOK THE DRUG AND RECORDS NO LONGER EXIST.

Attorney Ronald Laba’s Counterargument Most pharmacies keep computerized prescription drug records for at least 5-10 years.  Sometimes they keep them even longer. Proof of usage can also be found in your doctor’s records. Health insurance companies...

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CLAIMING THAT YOU WERE ALREADY PRE-DISPOSED TO THE INJURY OR DISEASE

Attorney Ronald Laba’s Counterargument The recent Avandia litigation shows why this is not a solid defense for a drug maker. Avandia was a blood sugar drug marketed to diabetics. The manufacturer previously had conducted clinical studies showing...

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THERE WAS A WARNING ON THE LABEL

Attorney Ronald Laba’s Counterargument Most prescription drugs come with some sort of warning label. The issue is not whether the product had a warning label. This issue is whether it was adequate. The warning must realistically and accurately set...

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THE DRUG WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ALLOWED ON THE MARKET IF IT WAS DANGEROUS

Attorney Ronald Laba’s Counterargument The FDA approval process is inherently flawed because a drug’s risks are assessed only at the time the drug is initially approved for sale and the threshold for approval is quite low. A false sense of security is...

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A DRUG RECALL WOULD HAVE BEEN IMMEDIATE IF THE DRUG WAS DANGEROUS

Attorney Ronald Laba’s Counterargument Dangerous drugs can stay on the market for many years without being recalled. Often the studies that are given to the FDA are biased in favor of the manufacturers who often fund the studies. Other times the...

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