While the drugs and medicines on the market today help thousands of us with pain and suffering, they are frequently at the center of products liability suits when they cause negative side effects. Drug manufacturers have a duty to conduct safety testing and warn the public of potentially harmful side effects. However, a drug manufacturer is not expected to warn of unknown dangers. Product liability actions are often quite complex and establishing a legal fault often requires the assistance of testimony of experts. It seems all too often drugs are prescribed to thousands of people and we only become aware of the dangers after people have already suffered substantial harm. If you've suffered side effects from a prescription medication or medical device talk to your doctor. An attorney can advise you about whether you have a potentially defective or unsafe product liability claim and whether your injuries deserve compensation.