Thousands of new drugs flood the medical market in the United States every year. Some of these drugs work as intended and have only minor side-effects. Others however prove to pose serious health risks to those who take them.
When a defective drug injures enough people, the company that manufactures it may voluntarily recall the product. More often, the FDA demands a recall, forcing companies that fail to take action despite injury to remove their product from circulation.
The FDA maintains a list of recalled drugs and medications on its website, but this information is only made available after serious injuries have occurred.
Understanding Your Rights
Pharmaceutical companies are under no obligation to personally inform patients of a drug recall. This means that if you do not get wind of a recall through a media campaign, you may continue taking the drug and exacerbating harmful side-effects. Even if you are aware of a recall, irreversible damages may have already occurred, forcing you to deal with excess medical bills and serious physical injury.
When you are injured by a drug, no matter if it has been recalled, you need a drug recall attorney on your side who can fight for your rights and help you get maximum compensation. Whether you are part of a class action lawsuit or taking on a pharmaceutical company alone, you will want an aggressive drug recall lawyer who is not afraid to stand up to powerful corporations. At Penner Law Firm, we are committed to helping injured victims, and we will take your case as far as necessary to see that you get every penny you deserve.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a dangerous or defective drug, please call 203-878-1254 or contact Penner Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut drug recall attorneys.