Prescription drugs are common in the US. Nearly one-half of the people living in America use prescription medications. However, many medications that receive FDA approval result in safety events once the drugs are placed on the market. Adverse events can result in life-threatening conditions and catastrophic injuries.
Our product liability lawyers in St. Petersburg, FL represent individuals injured by recalled products. Our law firm handles numerous defective product claims, including recalled prescription medications. We aggressively pursue drug manufacturers and other responsible parties.
Call Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case. Our experienced St. Petersburg defective product lawyers are here to help you; call us at (727) 933-0015.
How Our St. Petersburg Product Liability Lawyers Can Help You After a Recalled Prescription Drug Injury
Our legal team at Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys has over 25 years of combined legal experience handling personal injury cases throughout St. Petersburg. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients in settlements and trial verdicts. Our lawyers have a 10.0 Avvo Rating and were awarded the Clients’ Choice Award by Avvo in 2019.
We are dedicated to advocating for injured victims and their families. Our lawyers will aggressively pursue claims to hold the parties responsible for your injuries financially liable for damages.
When you hire our award-winning legal team, you can expect us to:
- Conduct an independent investigation to determine the cause of your injury and gather evidence establishing causation, fault, and liability
- Hire expert witnesses to assist with your case as necessary
- File insurance claims and monitor deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits
- Document your damages and calculate how much your claim is worth
- Aggressively negotiate a settlement agreement for the total amount of your damages
- File a lawsuit and pursue the claim in court if the other party refuses to negotiate a fair settlement amount
You trust that taking a prescription drug will help your condition. However, you do not expect the medication to cause more harm. Call our St. Petersburg, FL law office to schedule a free consultation with our experienced attorneys if this happens to you.
Why Are Prescription Drugs Recalled?
A drug recall is a voluntary action taken by a company to remove a defective drug from the market. One source found that over 70 prescription medications were recalled annually between 2017 and 2019.
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a recall is the most effective way to protect consumers from a potentially harmful or defective product. Unfortunately, thousands or millions of people may have taken the prescription drug by the time it is recalled.
The reasons for prescription drug recalls vary but include:
- Mislabeling or incorrect packaging
- Contaminations, including cancer-causing substances
- Manufacturing defects (e.g., quality, purity, and potency issues)
- Potentially deadly or harmful side effects
- Reported adverse events
All prescription medications have potential side effects. However, the medication’s benefits should outweigh the possible side effects.
Information about recalled prescription drugs can be found on the FDA’s website.
What Should You Do If You Took a Recalled Prescription Drug?
Talk with your physician as soon as possible. Stopping a medication could have life-threatening consequences. However, continuing to take a recalled drug could also cause harm.
Your doctor can discuss alternative medications to treat your condition. Your physician can also provide information about the potential harm and injuries you might sustain from taking a recalled prescription drug. Then, depending on the situation, your doctor might order tests or refer you to a specialist for treatment.
After seeking medical treatment, contact our St. Petersburg recalled prescription drug lawyers. You could be entitled to compensation if a recalled medication caused your injury.
What Damages Can You Recover in a Recalled Prescription Drug Claim?
If you can prove that a drug manufacturer or other party caused your injury because of negligence, strict liability, or other wrongdoing, you could be entitled to compensation for damages. Liability for harm caused by recalled prescription drugs can include economic and non-economic damages.
Examples of the damages you could receive for a defective prescription medication claim include the following:
- Reimbursement for medical bills, nursing services, personal care, and therapies
- Compensation for pain and suffering caused by emotional distress, mental trauma, and physical injuries
- Reimbursement for loss of income, benefits, wages, and diminished earning capacity
- Compensation for permanent impairments, disabilities, loss of enjoyment of life, and decreased quality of life
- Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses and costs
The amount you receive for damages depends on the facts of your case.
Factors that can impact the value of your claim include, but are not limited to:
- The severity of your injuries
- The strength of the evidence
- The amount of financial loss
- Whether you sustained a permanent disability
- The willingness of the parties to negotiate a settlement
Our legal team will work to maximize the amount of money you receive for an injury caused by a recalled prescription medication. We’ll fight to get you the most money possible in your personal injury case.
Contact Our St. Petersburg Product Liability Attorneys for Help With a Recalled Prescription Drug Claim
Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys can help if a prescription medication causes injury or harm to you or a family member. Contact our law office to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced defective drug lawyer in St. Petersburg, FL.