While we generally trust prescription and over-the-counter medication to make us feel better, this is not always what happens.
If you suffered injuries, illness, or other significant negative effects after taking a dangerous, defective, or recalled medication, you may be able to hold the drug manufacturer liable and secure a financial award. A Los Angeles drug recalls lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates drugs on the market to determine their toxicity levels. Sometimes, a drug may be dangerous to humans taking it, in which case they would recall the drug. If you took one of these drugs and suffered adverse health effects as a result, you might be entitled to compensation.
To learn more about how to pursue a dangerous drug case in Los Angeles, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444. Our team will review your case for free.
Understanding Drug Recalls and Dangerous and Defective Drugs
It is not unusual to experience an adverse reaction to a medication, and most adverse reactions will not support legal action. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adverse drug events may include:
- Taking too much of a medication or too many medications
- Having medications interact with one another
- Having an allergic reaction to a medication
- Experiencing a medication side effect
- Experiencing other medication errors
However, it may be possible to pursue a case based on some adverse drug events, such as some serious side effects. These side effects may or may not support a product liability or defective drug lawsuit, but we can review your case to find out. We may also be able to search for others who had similar reactions to determine if we can form or participate in a class action.
Drug Recalls May Occur if There Are Many Adverse Events
In general, when there is significant evidence that a medication causes a serious side effect or complication, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will issue a warning or a recall. While recalls are relatively rare, it may surprise you how many dangerous drugs and medical devices are on the FDA list.
When there is a warning, recall, or other evidence that a drug is dangerous or defective, the manufacture of that medication may be responsible for the injuries it causes. Unfortunately, in many cases, there is evidence later uncovered that the drug manufacturer knew about the dangers but ignored them to ensure the medication made it to market.
If you believe you or a loved one suffered harm as a result of taking a recalled or defective medication, reach out to the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team to discuss your case with us today at no cost to you.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Takes on Tough Dangerous Drug Cases
If you are taking a recalled medication, you should discuss your options with your doctor immediately. Your well-being is our top concern. However, once your safety is secure, we encourage you to reach out to us to discuss any harm you believe you suffered as a result of a dangerous or defective medication.
We know how to manage complex dangerous drug liability cases, navigate mass torts, and handle high-profile pharmaceutical litigation. We are not afraid to go face-to-face in court with any drug company.
Our dangerous drug attorneys work with clients nationwide, including the greater Los Angeles area. If you or a loved one suffered ill effects because of a recalled or dangerous drug, we want to help.
We do not believe you should have to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other costs from your medication-related injury or illness. We can help you hold those responsible for your injuries accountable while you focus on your recovery. Let a Los Angeles drug recalls lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm help. Contact us today to learn more.
For a free legal consultation with a drug recalls lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Taking Legal Action Against the Manufacturer of a Dangerous Drug
Dangerous drug civil cases can move forward in several ways. The goal of each is to hold the at-fault drug manufacturer accountable and recover a financial settlement or award on your behalf. The possibilities include:
- Reaching a settlement out of court
- Taking your individual case to trial
- Joining a class action and reaching a settlement
- Joining a class action and going to trial
The possible recoverable losses and expenses in a dangerous drugs case may include:
- Current and future medical treatment and care costs
- Lost wages and future wages if you cannot work your former job
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages
We encourage you to act quickly to discuss your case with our team. In some cases, the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 may limit you to only two years to file a lawsuit. Other time limits may also apply. A Los Angeles drug recalls lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you understand the constraints on filing a lawsuit in your case after we decide to work together.
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Reach a Member of Our Team Today
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we may be able to help you hold the manufacturer of a dangerous, defective, or recalled drug liable at no out-of-pocket cost to you. We handle cases on contingency, accepting no payments until (and unless) we secure a settlement or an award.
Call (800) 794-0444 now to speak with a member of our team for free. Our complimentary case consultation can help you understand your case better.