Every year, drug manufacturers and/or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issue recalls for certain medications. While many of these recalls are for minor issues involving packaging and labeling, some of them are for serious issues that can put patients’ health and even their lives at risk.
Almost everyone has heard of drug recalls, especially when they lead to big class-action lawsuits. For that reason, many people who are injured by medications that haven’t been recalled don’t think they can get compensation. They may believe that they must wait until the medication is recalled to be eligible for damages, but in many cases, that takes years—or it never happens at all.
Thankfully, people who are harmed by medications don’t have to wait until they are officially recalled to seek compensation. Many potentially dangerous drugs are still being sold over-the-counter or through prescriptions to patients in the U.S., and people who have been harmed by them have successfully sued the manufacturers for their injuries, lost wages, and medical bills.
At Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel, we know the challenges involved with getting compensation for drug injuries for non-recalled drugs. It’s our goal to help our clients get the money they’re owed, even when it requires standing up to billion-dollar corporations. If you or someone you love was harmed by an over-the-counter or prescription medication, we want to help. Contact our drug injury lawyers today for a free consultation.