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Unintended Consequences of Defective Drugs

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Hundreds of thousands of Americans take medication prescribed by their doctor. These patients expect that their prescriptions will help them and make them feel better. However, there are a number of defective drugs that cause more harm than good.

Some drugs may have been mistakenly labeled, which may cause people to take much higher doses than they actually needed. In other cases, the drug causes adverse side-effects that may have been known about by the pharmaceutical company, but pushed through to consumers anyway. Then there are drugs, such as Heparin, that were contaminated with another substance before they reached the manufacturer. In all these cases, patients have been sickened or have died.

When you or a loved one is injured by a medication that was supposed to make you feel better, you have the right to compensation. If you are taking a medication that has been recalled recently, you need to take notice of what is going on with it. The FDA will often issue a black box warning, which is one step short of a full recall on medication that may have caused harm. And while no amount of compensation can make up for the death of a loved one, you certainly should be able to file a claim to cover any damages you deserve.

If you have been harmed or suffered the loss of a loved one because of a defective pharmaceutical, please contact the experienced pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at Carr & Carr to find out if you can file a claim.

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