Taking defective drugs can cause short and long-term harm or even death. Defective drugs are more common than people may think. There are many reasons why you may end up with defective drugs. For example, the manufacturer may have made the drugs improperly or some of the ingredients may be tainted. If you purchase drugs through your pharmacy, mistakes may be made by the pharmacist.
If you or a family member has been harmed by defective drugs it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney may be able to get you the money you deserve for your:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Future expenses related to the injury
The attorney will work to prove that negligence was involved in the manufacture or distribution of defective drugs. Defective drugs can cause injury and even death. Drugs may be defective due to manufacturing problems or because a pharmacist made a mistake. Defective drugs may be either over-the-counter or prescription medications.
Your attorney will investigate the injury and determine where the mistake was made. If the drugs were defective from the manufacturer the attorney will show that the manufacturer was both liable for the injury and negligent. Negligence means that the responsible party could have prevented the injury if proper care was taken.
Many cases of defective drugs are handled together in class action suits. These are most common among those who have not suffered extensive injuries as a result of the drugs. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of taking defective drugs you must act immediately. There are time limits on the time that you have to file a lawsuit. Your attorney will review your case and make a recommendation to you based on your specific information.