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Maine Pharmaceutical Litigation Lawyers

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Across the United States, patients and consumers depend on prescription and over-the-counter drugs to deal with various ailments, diseases, and medical conditions. Despite close scrutiny and regulation by the federal government, many people are injured each year from defective or unsafe medicines or pharmaceutical products. Prescription drug injuries can be extremely serious, resulting in organ damage, blood clots, illness, or even death. When that happens, pharmaceutical companies must be held accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

The Maine dangerous drug lawyers of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott have obtained significant settlements against manufacturers. We use our experience to help people like you get the compensation you deserve. We believe that the manufacturers of defective drugs should be held accountable. We will thoroughly investigate your claim and pursue compensation against all responsible parties. Regardless of the circumstances, please take the time to discuss your case with us by calling (800) 639-7026 or contact us online.

Recently, warnings or advisories have been issued about several popular drugs, including:

  • Anti-anxiety drugs such as Paxil;
  • Anti-diabetic drugs such as Rezulin;
  • Anti-psychotic drugs such as Zyprexa;
  • Birth control patches such as Ortho Evra;
  • Children’s ADHD drugs such as Ritalin;
  • Cholesterol lowering drugs such as Baycol;
  • Heart surgery drugs such as Trasylol;
  • Pain relievers such as Bextra, Celebrex, and Vioxx;
  • Weight-loss drugs such as Fen-Phen.

Pharmaceutical companies are required by law to conduct extensive testing on all new drugs and health products, then disclose any side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medical professionals and consumers. However, not all side effects or other dangers become apparent during testing – and not all pharmaceutical products are tested equally. Prescription drugs may enter the marketplace without adequate testing, and side effects become apparent when dozens or hundreds of patients are harmed.

If you have suffered harm from a prescription drug or other medicine, the pharmaceutical litigation lawyers at Skelton, Taintor & Abbott will examine your case thoroughly to establish how your injury or illness was caused. We can help you take on a powerful drug company to obtain the full compensation to which you are entitled. Since 1853, we have been an integral part of Maine, building strong relationships and contributing to the communities we serve. We fight to protect the rights of injured people and their families.

At Skelton, Taintor & Abbott, we have a record of success in challenging defective drug cases and we energetically work to achieve results for our clients. In addition to cases handled in the Lewiston-Auburn area, we are prepared to handle injury claims on behalf of clients in Portland, Biddeford, Bangor, Augusta, Waterville, Rockland, and other Maine communities. Please call us at (800) 639-7026 use our contact us online to schedule an evaluation of your case.