There are many drugs and other medical products on the market that we assume are safe. The problem is that much of the research that “proves” a product’s safety actually comes from drug companies with a financial stake. Long-term, independent studies on the safety of these medications are often sorely lacking. That’s why in so many cases, the truth of a medication’s side effects doesn’t become known until it is widely distributed to the general public.
However, there are some cases in which product manufacturers are aware or should have been aware their product failed to meet key safety standards.
If a pharmaceutical company knows or has reason to know of a defect in their products and either hides the results of tests performed, or chooses to be willfully-blind of a potential averse event (side effect) due to failure to conduct adequate testing, this can be the basis for filing a Boston defective drug lawsuit against the drug manufacturer. Continue reading