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      Scott Pryor

      Attorney at Law - Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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      Philip Lorenz

      Attorney at Law - Philip W. (“Phil”) Lorenz is a seasoned trial attorney, Phil has tried, mediated, or facilitated settlement of tens of millions of dollars in claims and lawsuits over the course of his career.

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Intake Manager - Angie joined The Scott Pryor Law Group and quickly made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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      Rhonda Anzaldua

      Marketing Manager - Rhonda brings over 20 years of customer service and hospitality experience to the marketing and intake team. She is passionate about providing our clients with an outstanding experience from the very first day, and prides herself in her ability to be straightforward and honest but also able to empathize and offer comfort in the difficult conversations.

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      Lisa Serio

      Legal Support Manager - Lisa focuses on optimizing the day-to-day business of the firm. With over 8 years of experience in managing Legal Offices, she has a unique set of invaluable skills and experiences to offer The Scott Pryor Law Group.

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Millions of lives depend on the safety and effectiveness of prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical companies and distributors have a responsibility to adhere to the regulations and laws that are meant to protect citizens from harm.

If you suffered from a dangerous drug injury or illness in Columbus, you might be trying to plan your next steps for recovery. Dangerous drug cases can be complicated and pursuing them without a seasoned personal injury attorney could prove challenging. A Columbus dangerous drugs lawyer could provide you with advice and counsel and help you fight for your right to recovery.

Federal Laws and Regulations

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, codified under Title 21 of the United States Code, is one of the main bodies of law used to maintain the quality and control of pharmaceutical drugs. More recently, the Drug Quality and Security Act was passed in 2013. The Drug Quality and Security Act amended the FDCA and addressed the practice of drug compounding. The Act also implemented a national prescription drug track and trace system and established outsourcing facilities where pharmacies could become subject to oversight by the FDA.

The FDA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is at the forefront of regulating and enforcing the production, sale, and distribution of prescription drugs. Working alongside the Drug Enforcement Agency, as well as state organizations, the FDA implements and monitors the pharmaceutical drug industry to help ensure that dangerous drugs in Columbus, and in every state, comply with laws and safety standards.

Drug Approval Process

Before drugs receive approval for human consumption, they must go through an approval process conducted by the FDA. The approval process includes:

  • Proper labeling checks
  • Determining whether the drug is safe and effectively treats or prevents the illness prescribed for
  • Phase one of clinical trials – tests are conducted on healthy volunteers
  • Phase two of clinical trials – tests are conducted on several hundred patients
  • Phase three of clinical trials – tests are conducted on up to several thousand patients

Filing a Claim for Dangerous Drug-Related Injuries in Columbus

When a pharmaceutical company manufactures a dangerous drug that harms a user, a jury may find the manufacturer to be negligent. Pharmaceutical companies owe their consumers a duty to prevent them from unreasonable risk of harm. If a company or seller unreasonably exposed their consumers to harm, such as a known side effect that was not made aware to the user, they could be held liable under negligence. In order to bring a negligence case, a lawyer in Columbus would have to prove that the drug manufacturer, distributor, or seller owed a duty of care which was breached, resulting in their injuries.

50 Percent Bar Rule

Georgia follows the 50 percent bar rule under comparative fault. Comparative fault is used by courts to determine whether and how much a plaintiff would be entitled to if they were also at fault for causing their injuries. Under the 50 percent bar rule, if a plaintiff is found 50 percent or more at fault, they are barred from recovery. If they are found less than 50 percent at fault, they may recover; however, their percentage of fault would reduce their overall recovery.

Contact a Columbus Dangerous Drugs Attorney Today

Seeking legal recovery against a major drug company might not seem feasible or possible, but a Columbus dangerous drugs lawyer could help take on the load. They could review the facts of your situation and help you decide how to move forward with your claim. Call now to get started on your case.

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