In the year 2014 alone, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recalled more than 800 different pharmaceutical drugs. Many of these were recalled on the basis that the pharmaceutical drug in question was likely to cause serious adverse health consequences or/and death for the patient. When a defective drug makes its way into consumer hand and injury occurs as a result, the affected patient has the right to file a claim for damages.
The Right to File a Lawsuit Against a Pharmaceutical Company
A defective drug is a prescription medication that causes physical, emotional, or psychological injury to a patient. When the risks associated with a drug are not made known by the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the drug, then the company may be held liable for any damages a patient suffers as a result of taking the drug.
In addition to filing a pharmaceutical lawsuit for harm caused by a defective medication directly against the drug’s manufacturer, other parties who may be held liable include:
- The doctor who prescribed the medication;
- The hospital where the prescription was written;
- The pharmacist who filled the medication; and
- The pharmacy where the prescription was filled.
Consult with a drug injury Attorney Today
If taking a dangerous pharmaceutical has harmed you, you should schedule a consultation with an attorney today to discuss your right to take legal action. At Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, our pharmaceutical litigation team can work with you to prove that the drug in question was defective, and as such caused you harm that you would not have sustained but for taking the drug. To learn more about filing a claim within your state’s statute of limitations, call us today to set up your first appointment.