Legal Action If you or someone you love has been harmed by a defective drug, you should consult an attorney. Protect your legal rights. Once your case is brought to a successful conclusion, may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
When the average person receives a prescription from his or her doctor, there’s hope that this medicine will help; it will relieve pain, reduce swelling, improve our health or reduce an ailment. Typically prescription drugs do all that we hope, they help us. But occasionally the prescriptions we receive are defective and cause harm. The main reasons drugs are classified as defective relate to design, manufacturing, and marketing. In the case of a design defect, the drug is inherently dangerous. Even though it was manufactured correctly, the ingredients are harmful. They may cause dangerous, harmful side effects that sometime don’t reveal themselves until months or years later. In the case of a manufacturing defect, the drug may have been compromised during production. The concept and design of the drug maybe perfectly safe but faulty manufacturing is responsible for the defectiveness. Defective Marketing is also called ‘Failure to Warn.’ If in the marketing or advertising of a drug, dangers are not listed, then legally, this could be considered defective. Likewise if in consultation with doctor or pharmacist you were not warned of the drugs risks and dangers, you may have a cause of action. We trust that our healthcare providers, or pharmacists, and even pharmaceutical companies are guiding us toward health not danger. When individuals are harmed by defective drugs, they have legal recourse and maybe entitled to receive compensation.
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