Pharmaceutical products are instrumental in saving or enhancing the quality of life for many people. Medicines are trusted to cure or treat a range of conditions.
Like medical devices, medicines can also earn large profits for their manufacturers. As a result, pharmaceutical companies have a strong financial incentive to move their products to market prematurely sometimes, or while downplaying any health risks or side effects. Financial considerations can also make it tempting for companies to ignore warning signs if health problems arise after a drug is released. As a result, companies have been known to delay drug recalls.
When drugs are not properly tested or marketed, patients can suffer physical damage, pain, disability and even death.
Rochon Genova is here to help fight for victims and their families whose lives have been negatively affected by defective or dangerous drugs.
Fighting To Make Drugs Safer
Our lawyers have pursued defective drug cases against major industry players such as Abbott, Bayer, Pfizer, Janssen-Ortho and Merck Frosst. We will fight for patients whose lives have been affected by:
- Improper design of the drug
- Insufficient testing for side effects, especially serious side effects such as heart attack, stroke, and debilitating changes in mood and personality
- Insufficient testing of the curative properties of the drug
- Improper marketing or labelling
- Falsification of test results
Before beginning a medical product liability lawsuit, we will work to determine what has happened, tracing the actions of the drug manufacturers to determine liability and responsibility.
In our work, we seek not only to compensate victims, but also to deter drug companies from rushing to market or employing negligent marketing or labelling practices. Through class actions, we can help prevent future injury and loss of life.
Contact Rochon Genova LLP
If you or a loved one has suffered from a defective drug, call Rochon Genova at 416-548-9874 or send us an email to set up a free consultation. We serve clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, and across Canada.