Awareness about dangerous drugs and their potential to cause widespread harm to those who take them can lead to drug recalls. These actions can be initiated by a law firm or by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which can result in the drugs being removed from the market. Drug recalls are an effective method for ensuring that no more victims are injured by dangerous products, but those who have already suffered damages from recalled drugs have the opportunity to take legal recourse and file personal injury claims against pharmaceutical companies. If you have taken a recalled drug or suffered an injury or illness as a result of taking a drug that was later recalled, then Stern Law Group will fight for your right to compensation.
FDA Drug Recalls
When there have been numerous reports of adverse effects attributed to a prescription medication, over-the-counter drug, herbal supplement, vitamin, antidepressant, or any other dangerous drug, the FDA can remove the drug from the market in order to keep consumers safe. While all drug recalls are serious, the FDA classifies them into three categories:
The use of, or exposure to, the recalled drug is most likely capable of causing a serious health issue or even death.
The use of, or exposure to, the recalled drug is not likely to cause a serious health issue; however, it may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.
The use of, or exposure to, the recalled drug is not likely to cause an adverse reaction.
The FDA makes it clear that pharmaceutical companies are ultimately and fully responsible for their recalled products. Victims of recalled drugs can visit the FDA website to find more information about which drugs have been recalled. You can visit their drug recall page to view a comprehensive list or visit the FDA homepage for other information.
Legal Representation for Victims
If you have experienced adverse effects from taking a recalled medication or drug, Stern Law Group is prepared to provide you with the support and legal representation you need to hold pharmaceutical companies liable. With our assistance, you can effectively file a claim that can allow you to obtain compensation for your damages. We take these matters seriously and we always fight to win. If you have any questions about your situation, or if you would like to know more about dangerous drugs and recalled drugs, contact Stern Law Group as soon as possible.