Defective Medications and Drugs
By October 2011, the Food and Drug Administration had recalled 40 medications or related products through the year that it determined to be potentially dangerous to consumers. Some examples:
- Acetaminophen tablets
- Sodium chloride injection vials
- Phenobarbital tablets
- Warfarin Sodium (Coumadin) tablets
- Migraine medications
- Alcohol prep pads
- Alcohol swabsticks
- Nasal decongestants
- Oral contraceptives
In 2010, FDA drug recalls averaged nearly 3 per month.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
When you’re ill and your physician prescribes medication, you anticipate that the drug you take will be beneficial. But that isn’t always the case. Sometimes prescription medications cause harm – through frightening, unwanted, and dangerous side effects or unexpected reactions. When medications are defective or hazardous, you may suffer serious harm. If you’ve been hurt because of defective medications, speak with a qualified Boca Raton defective drug lawyer to learn about your rights.
Medical Malpractice Attorney Gregg Hollander is an experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorney who has built a respected practice serving accident and injury victims in Naples, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and other South Florida communities. His Hollander Law Firm is known for its exceptional service and for taking a personal interest in each client we serve. When you or someone you love has been harmed because of the actions or negligence of another, you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve chosen representation by Gregg Hollander, the defective drug lawyer whom Boca Raton residents and others in South Florida trust.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the agency responsible for ensuring that the pharmaceuticals – both prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications – you purchase are safe. When drugs, dietary supplements, denture adhesives, pain relievers and other preparations are manufactured improperly or cause adverse effects, the FDA may step in to issue a recall. Agency figures indicate that the FDA recalls more than 1,700 over-the-counter and prescription drugs per year in their efforts to protect the public.
At the Hollander Law Firm, our team of medical, legal, investigative, and research professionals understand the fear and frustration you feel when the medication you expected would benefit you turns out to be a dangerous one that causes harm. Attorney Hollander and his team also share the anger that patients feel when it is found that the drugs they depend on for their health are counterfeit. These hazardous fakes may contain no active ingredients, or they may simply be the wrong medications. In some instances, the FDA says, counterfeit medicines actually contain the correct ingredients, but the dose is not right.
By October 2011, the FDA had issued 40 drug recalls for the year – at least one recall, and usually multiple ones, every month. While the FDA classifies recalls in several ways, most of those issued through 2011 were Class I, meaning the agency determined there was reasonable probability that someone using the medication or other product would be at risk for serious adverse health effects or even loss of life. Boca Raton defective drug attorney Gregg Hollander and his staff understand that many factors can be involved in recalls. Some of the problems cited by the FDA in recent actions include:
- Bacterial contamination
- Unapproved contents
- Potency level lacking
- Presence of particulates in product
- Glass particulates found in product
- Potential cross-contamination
- Microbial contamination
When big pharmaceutical firms rush to get drugs to the market or when they place the importance of profits over the health of the public, your health can be at serious risk. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective medication or other drug, you want the assurance that you’ve chosen an attorney who isn’t afraid to challenge drug manufacturers and their lawyers. Attorney Gregg Hollander is a strong and assertive advocate for victims of all types of injuries: defective drugs, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises injuries, construction accidents, and others. His skills and determination win the awards and settlements that bring financial security to injury victims in Boca Raton, Naples, West Palm Beach and other South Florida communities.
Attorney Hollander and his team are prepared to put their know-how to work for you, too. At the Hollander Law Firm, we regard each case as personal. That means that you are our priority. We offer you a free consultation with a defective drug attorney in Boca Raton to listen to your concerns, explain your rights, and discuss the options available to you. Don’t gamble with your future. When you need the kind of proven legal skills that produce results, call the Hollander Law Firm. There are no fees for our services unless we make a financial recovery for you.