David S. Jasmer
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Recalled drugs can have negative impacts on patients

We recently discussed the recall of a medical device. While cases involving device recalls are troublesome, so are the cases that involve drug recalls. Drug recalls often come after patients are harmed by the drugs. It is possible for drugs to be recalled prior to patients suffering harm; however, tragedy can strike when patients do suffer harm.

We know that you didn't seek out drugs that would harm you. Instead, you went to the doctor and tried to get help for a medical condition. The prescriptions you were given shouldn't have caused you any harm, but they did. Now, you are forced to live with the effects of what happened.

You have the option of seeking compensation for the effects that the drug had on you. One thing that you can look into is whether the drug was recalled or not and how the recall was handled. Some drug recalls are voluntarily implemented by the manufacturer of the drug. Other recalls are instituted by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalls will include information about the issue with the drug and what steps should be taken.

Unfortunately, drug recalls might come too late to prevent patients from being harmed. When you are harmed by a drug and opt to seek compensation, you are taking a stand against the issue. You are demanding that the liable party takes care of the financial impacts that the drug had on your life. This might include money that you couldn't earn at work, money you had to spend on medical care and compensation for the negative impact on your life. We can help you to assert your position against the harmful drug.

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