Drug Companies Are In The Business To Make Money - Even If That Means Hurting You In The Process!
Product Liability : Drug Recall
Every day, millions of people count on pills and medications to help alleviate or eliminate pain, sickness and illness. These medicines consist of prescription pills, over-the-counter drugs, nutritional products and dietary supplements. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for making sure these drugs are safe to use for consumers. However, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") is also responsible for drug recalls, safety alerts, withdrawals and label changes.
Pharmaceutical drugs and pills are everywhere. Television commercials advertise them between shows and magazines have ads strewn between articles and features. Even the Internet offers pills and supplements freely in emails and on Web sites. Many of these advertisements even picture healthy, attractive people claiming the displayed drug has changed their lives.
What Constitutes as a Drug Recall?
The FDA follows a strict regimen to determine if a drug is safe for consumer use. After a lengthy process, they issue their stamp of approval and the drug is shipped to thousands of hospitals and drug stores. However, it can take just as long as the initial testing to determine if a pharmaceutical product needs to be recalled. During this process, many users of pills may experience harmful effects. The Journal of the American Medical Association stated that approximately 100,000 Americans die each year from adverse reactions or adverse drug reactions to prescription drugs.
Drug recalls are movements taken to remove a pharmaceutical product from the market. These drug recalls can be started by a company's initiative, by request from the FDA, or by statutory order from the FDA. A recall can be made in three classes:
- Class I Recall - There is a likely chance the use of the questionable pill or drug will cause severe health problems or death.
- Class II Recall - There is a remote chance there will be severe health problems or it may cause temporary health problems.
- Class III Recall - There is not a chance the product will cause any health problems.
Often times, drug companies knew about the harmful effects of their drugs during their testing period and failed to report or downplayed the adverse consequences to the FDA. Or, the drug companies failed to provide adequate warnings on their medicines and drugs when they knew or should have known of the adverse consequences. Greed and profit over safety motivates the drug companies' best interests. As a result, if you or a loved one has been harmed by a drug or prescription medicine, you may be entitled to compensation under a typr of law called product liability, defective products, or manufacturing defects.
How We Can Help with Drug Recalls
Rasansky Law firm is committed to being an advocate for individuals who use products that are on the drug recall list. Knowing what to do will allow prompt action and response from you and your doctors. If you feel that a recalled drug has caused severe health problems, don't hesitate to fill out our free case evaluation form. Our team will gladly review the facts of your situation.
We are currently handling cases concerning the following drugs:
- Baxter Heparin
- Darvon and Darvocet
- Digitek (Digoxin)
- Fentanyl/Duragesic pain patches
- Yaz birth control
- Gadolinium (MRI contrast)
- Stevens Johnsons Syndrome (SJS)
At The Rasansky Firm YOU Come First
We pride ourselves on making YOU, our client, our first priority. You are the most important element of our law practice, and we want YOU to feel that way with every interaction you have with our law firm. If you need help with your product liability case, please contact the Dallas based lawyers at The Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313.
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