How Defective Drugs Reach Consumers

June 15, 2021

When you take medication, you expect it to make you feel better, or to maintain your health over time. What you don’t expect is for your medication to make your health worse.

Unfortunately, that’s a reality for many people in America. They may have received defective drugs that led to dangerous symptoms. That can mean permanent health impacts and even death in some cases. That’s why it’s important to know now how these defective drugs get to the hands of the consumers. That can help you understand your next steps in getting compensated for your suffering.

How Unsafe Drugs Pass the FDA Approval Process

When you’re given medication, it typically comes with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Products that aren’t approved may not be guaranteed to be safe. But if the FDA approved a drug, how could it still be unsafe?

Unfortunately, careless and even negligent mistakes can still happen, and those mistakes can in turn lead to defective drugs being greenlighted, manufactured, and sold. Some critics even argue that some testing is funded by large pharmaceutical companies. These companies are focused on making a profit, not on improving your health.

Unfortunately, that means you may have been seriously injured by a defective drug before it was recalled. These approval processes may have prioritized business profits over your health and safety, putting you in harm’s way. When that happens, you may need to speak with your lawyer about your grounds for a lawsuit.

Mistakes in Manufacturing

Even approved drugs that are safe in theory can be dangerous in practice. Let’s say a drug is supposed to be safe, but the manufacturer cuts corners. They take shortcuts to save time and money. They may produce more medication faster, but the drug may have been tainted in the process.

In these cases, fault may lie on the manufacturer of the drug. They may have known they were creating a defective drug, but they failed to warn you. If they’re not focused on creating a safe product, you may be the one who suffers for their actions.

Find Out How Your Defective Drug Lawyer Can Help

A defective drug can impact your life, causing health problems, medical anxiety, and other costs that may haunt you for some time. You may have even lost a loved one to one of these defective drugs. But you don’t have to suffer alone.

The lawyers at Kohan & Bablove Injury Attorneys are here to help you determine what caused your devastating illness, what compensation you’re due for the defective drugs you were exposed to, and who’s responsible for your defective drug injuries. We’ll start with a free consultation so you know what to expect and how we can help before you agree to anything. Call us at 1-844-404-2400, or complete the following online contact form.