Experienced Dangerous Drugs Lawyer in Morgantown

West Virginia firm asserts the rights of people harmed by various medications

Throughout West Virginia and the rest of the country, people take prescription and over-the-counter medication to relieve thousands of different problems. Sadly, the profit motive sometimes leads drug manufacturers to put products on the market that have harmful side effects or pose a serious danger when they interact with another substance. Mountaineer Injury Law Group in Morgantown and Martinsburg draws on a strong track record of litigating cases against pharmaceutical makers when helping victims of dangerous drugs seek compensation in settlement negotiations, individual claims and mass tort litigation.

Types of dangerous drugs

Numerous different drugs have prompted legal claims in recent years, such as:

  • Accutane — Users of Accutane have alleged that the powerful acne treatment led to colon disease and birth defects when taken by pregnant women.
  • Birth control pills — Yaz, a birth control pill manufactured by Bayer, was cited for triggering blood clots in women. Plaintiffs have received more than $1 billion in settlements after alleging that the company failed to provide sufficient warning of this side effect.
  • Anticoagulants — Prescription blood thinners, sometimes caused anticoagulants, sometimes cause excessive blood loss and a variety of related symptoms. Pradaxa, Xarelto, Eliquis and other brands aimed at stopping clotting have been cited in various types of injury claims.
  • Opioids — Though useful for people suffering from severe pain, opioids are highly addictive and numerous pharmaceutical companies have pushed their addictive products relentlessly, ignoring orders that were far too large to be connected to any legitimate medical use.
  • Diabetes drugs — Metformin has been prescribed to diabetes patients for many years, and now newer injectable drugs have rapidly become very popular in this field. Some evidence exists linking Metformin to cancer and there have been claims of serious stomach problems arising from Ozempic and Mounjaro.
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) — The widespread use of acetaminophen, marketed to consumers as Tylenol, means that there could be a massive group of victims if connections between the medication and autism are proven. Other potential effects of the drug include birth defects and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Whether your potential complaint relates to one of these medications or not, my firm can outline the legal relief that might be available to you.

How mass tort litigation helps victims hold pharmaceutical companies accountable

One individual who has been adversely affected by a dangerous drug faces an uphill battle against a large pharmaceutical manufacturer. However, medications are usually shipped by the millions or billions, so large groups of people are usually harmed by drug defects, though possibly in different ways. Mass tort litigation allows plaintiffs to combine their efforts so they can hold companies accountable for the widespread harm they’ve caused. Common issues of fact and law are resolved in one trial, while each plaintiff can obtain a recovery based on their specific damages. These claims are very complex, so it is vital to work with a mass tort lawyer with a successful record to give you the best chance of a favorable result.

Establishing liability in a dangerous drug claim

A bad reaction to a medication is not enough to establish liability against a drug manufacturer. In these cases, both factual and scientific evidence is necessary to collect damages. My firm works with leading experts to link victims’ medical problems to the harmful substances contained in the pharmaceutical. Often, drug companies try to avoid their legal responsibility by claiming that the plaintiff did not use the medication as directed or did not take it at all. I am familiar with these tactics and gather the evidence necessary to help victims of serious pharmaceutical side effects pursue the justice they deserve.

Speak with a West Virginia attorney if you’ve been harmed by a dangerous drug

Mountaineer Injury Law Group advises West Virginia clients in cases where they or their family member suffered harmful side effects after taking medication. For a free consultation regarding your legal options, please call 304-202-5835 or contact me online. My offices are in Morgantown and Martinsburg.  

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Morgantown, West Virginia 26505





126 E Burke Street,
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401