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Are new medicines tested before their release?

When Louisiana residents take any sort of medication, you’re putting your faith in the pharmaceutical industry and assuming that it’s safe to take. Unfortunately, that might not always be the case. McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton, injury attorneys, are here to represent people like you who may have been harmed by faulty medical equipment or defective drugs.

The process for releasing new medications into the market is actually not foolproof. The first issue is the testing sample size. Obviously, medications can’t be tested individually on every person who might take it before the medicine is released. Test groups are used to ensure that the medicine is safe for general consumption. But “safe for general consumption” doesn’t necessarily mean safe for . In fact, it’s common for new, previously undocumented side effects and issues to occur once a medication is released to the wider market.

These side effects don’t necessarily occur right away, either. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to determine what the long-term effects of any medication will be, even if a sizeable test group is used. Because the FDA works to approve medicines as quickly as possible to help people with various ailments, they don’t have the time or desire to run tests that last ten, twenty, thirty years or more. But what about people like you, who have been taking these medications that long? You’re the ones left discovering what the long-term side effects are, and you deserve compensation for that.

You shouldn’t be left alone to suffer after falling victim to a faulty drug or medical device. If you’re considering seeking compensation for your hardships, you may benefit from taking a look at our web page on defective drugs and medical appliances, linked above.

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