Los Angeles, CA complex litigation attorney Raymond Boucher talks about what happens when pharmaceutical companies circumvent certain procedures.
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We have been involved in dangerous drugs from day one. Some of the earlier cases were the breast implant cases, which we were involved very early on. The thing about the drug manufacturers is that there’s this huge rush to get the product out to market, and to circumvent the safety rules in order to do so. That’s the thing that is the most challenging part of the pharmaceutical area, is not only proving the cause and effect relationship, but looking at how the manufacturer tried to circumvent the FDA, circumvent the warnings, didn’t do sufficient testing.
We see serious injuries and issues with respect to pharmaceutical cases in all types of people, from the elderly to young children. Unfortunately, it’s an area that has a significant amount of litigation, because there’s a significant amount of abuse.