Boston Lawyer - Defective Prescription Drugs - The Fernandez Firm
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-576,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1300,footer_responsive_adv,hide_top_bar_on_mobile_header,transparent_content,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-11.1,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.5,vc_responsive



Over the course of a lifetime, there’s a good chance you or a loved one will be prescribed a drug(s) for any number of injuries, conditions or diseases. Although these drugs are FDA approved, it doesn’t necessarily mean the doctor or healthcare practice properly prescribed the drug or gave correct instructions.


For example, a doctor may attempt to prescribe a drug for an unintended use. This can negatively affect a patient and the doctor may be liable. Plus, an FDA-approved drug can still be at risk for being defective. Defective, dangerous or wrongly prescribed drugs can lead to unexpected side effects. These can result in illness, injury and even death.


In the state of Massachusetts, there are strict laws in place so that drug manufacturers/companies can be held responsible in instances where their drugs have caused harm, whether the drugs were used as prescribed or not.


If you or a loved one experienced unexpected side effects as a result of a prescription drug, you are not required to provide evidence that the drug manufacturer had produced a defective or dangerous drug. You’ll still be eligible to receive compensation for damages.


In other instances, sufficient proof of a drug company’s negligence will be required. If you can prove a company failed to provide a warning of a drug’s side effects, you can be compensated for the harm caused as a result of taking the medication. Damages can include any medical costs you’ve incurred as related to the drug use.


In addition, if a prescription drug’s unexpected side effects, or a drug company’s negligence, led to missed work, you’ll be eligible for compensation to cover lost wages. You also may be qualified to collect funds to cover pain and suffering. These are all things to consider when filing a claim in the event you or a loved one were negatively affected by a prescription drug.


Because some drugs have been known to have a widespread negative effect on patients, class action claims are a possibility. Otherwise, you can file an individual claim. Have you or someone you know taken one of the drugs listed below? These are some of the prescription drugs often found to have had unexpected, negative side effects.

  • Actos (pioglitazone)
  • Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride)
  • Pradaxa (dabigatran)
  • NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol)
  • Yaz (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol)
  • Lipitor (atorvastatin)
  • Topamax (topiramate)
  • Eliquis (apixaban)
  • Xarelto (rivaroxaban)


We can also help you if you have been negatively affected by drugs prescribed for a meningitis outbreak, an SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) case or testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).


Every year in the United States, there are potentially thousands of prescription drugs recalled by the FDA or manufacturers—there is a good chance you or a family member has been prescribed one of these. The Law Office of Frank Fernandez, personal injury lawyer in Boston, can help you understand all of the laws pertaining to dangerous or defective prescription drugs and misguided prescriptions.


Frank Fernandez was my lawyer for my case. He did a great job on handeling my case. Frank went out his way to get the proper justice in my defense. He didn't just give up on me Frank skills are great he is a great lawyer and I would tell anyone about his services. He is a good man.
Corey Williams
Corey Williams
15:38 21 Aug 17
Very professional and personable. highly recommended. Cared about my cases.exceeded expectations. Thank You Frank.
Adrian Mojica
Adrian Mojica
23:53 10 Aug 17
Was very helpful through out the whole process and was able to get good results out of the cases an less than a year which is amazing.
Xavier Perez
Xavier Perez
18:16 08 Jul 17
Very great to work with. Knowledgeable, calm, cool, and collected. Highly recommended.
Ryan Askerberg
Ryan Askerberg
08:48 07 Jul 17
I am happy that I chose Frank to be my lawyer, and I will choose him again in the future. Although we agreed that I will pay him more money if my case went to trial, but he did his best to get my case dropped, and in fact the case was dismissed, and I didnt have to go through a trial or pay him extra money. He did all the work and all i had to do was showing up in court, I didnt need to speak a word. Very impressing, Frank is someone you can trust, and I respect him and his work
Remas 20007
Remas 20007
18:31 11 Oct 16
He is an amazing lawyer and I recommend him tremendously! He cares about his clients and I assure you he will try his best to get you the best outcome! Highly thankful that I found him, he goes out of his way to please his clients and is very effective. If you are a latino or hispano do not even hesitate and hire him ASAP.
Maria Jose Escobar Navarro
Maria Jose Escobar Navarro
17:05 04 Oct 16
Very honest. Accepted my case while I was in NYC. Explained to me exactly what will happen at minimum cost. First time I can say I met an honest attorney. As a business and real estate in NYC, I retained many attorneys whose goal was to maximize their fees. Mr Fernandez was very reasonable and upfront honest with his fee. Very highly reccomend.
John Haniff
John Haniff
20:51 09 Feb 16
Frank Fernandez should be the first call anyone makes within the Boston area for legal representation. As a working professional, I made a horrible mistake and I was arrested with the potential of spending a lot of time in jail with the potential to have charges escalated. His efforts saved me a lot of potential pain and grief. He came to my rescue when I had no family locally to help me out of the situation my actions caused.I was fortunate that I found him out of the chaotic choices that are out there. Frank is professional and cares about all of the elements which affected the outcome of my case. My life and my career are back on track and I could not have done this without Frank's ability to react and change the course of difficult decisions. Trust, integrity, honesty, alongside the ability to dig deep, are just some of the characteristics of the person who accepted my case in the middle of the night.If you need a sanctuary when you can only see your life taking a change for the worse, call Frank and explain the elements of your case. I've got his card in my car, my wallet, my desk when I've got the potential for any type of legal action. I know he's someone that I can depend upon.I'm not posting for sake of Frank's business, I'm posting to convey my thanks for a difficult set of circumstances that I'll not face due to his ability to think quickly and make reliable decisions in spite of the issues that resulted from my actions.
Tom Coll
Tom Coll
13:41 25 Nov 15