A defective drug is an over-the-counter or prescription medication that is known to cause severe adverse effects and/or death to a patient. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strict policies, guidelines and standards relating to the safety of drugs reaching the consumer market, if often takes years before a drug’s dangerous side effects are fully recognized and appreciated.
3 Categories of Drug Defects:
- Manufacturing Defects, meaning that the drug was manufactured improperly or has been contaminated and causes harm to the person who ingests it;
- Side-Effect Defects, meaning that the drug was manufactured properly, but causes side effects resulting in harm to certain persons who ingest it; and
- Warning Defects, meaning that the drug packaging or marketing did not include proper instructions, warnings, or recommendations for how to use the drug.
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We Hold Manufacturers, Pharmacies and Physicians Accountable for Their Mistakes.
Manufacturing, prescribing and/or selling a defective drug may form the basis for a personal injury case if the person who takes the defective drug becomes sick or dies.
Who May Be At Fault?
Pharmaceutical Company (manufacturer of the drug)
Pharmacy dispensing the drug
Hospital or Clinic prescribing the drug
Physician ordering the drug
If there is no recovery to you, there is no fee to us.
For nearly two decades, Freiwald Law, P.C. has represented victims of drug defects, which can lead to devastating injuries including hospitalization and death.
Drug companies have a financial interest in getting their drugs to consumers. While the FDA does require that clinical studies are performed to test the efficacy and safety of new drugs before the drugs are released into the marketplace, there are times when a manufacturer will cut-corners to speed up the process. This type of misconduct is a calculated risk taken, while the drug is being sold to unsuspecting consumers. Even when such unscrupulous measures are not taken, there are times when a drug defect is uncovered because of unforeseen circumstances. Under both scenarios, you need a lawyer to represent your interests and protect you from further harm.
Pursuing Maximum Compensation Following a Prescription Error
The attorneys at Freiwald Law, P.C. hold doctors, nurses, hospitals, technicians, pharmacists, pharmacies and any other negligent parties accountable for injuries sustained due to a prescription error, medication mistake and/or drug defect. Whether the injuries are minimal or fatal, we will launch a full investigation. Victims of these types of errors may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Cost of Medical care
- Lost of income
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
Together we can pursue the maximum damages in your drug defect case.
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