Defective Drug Recalls Lawyer Atlanta

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Are you a victim of a defective drug in Atlanta? The Dressie Law Firm’s experienced defective drug recalls lawyer in Atlanta can guide you through your legal rights and help you seek justice and compensation. Learn more.

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Experienced Atlanta Defective Drug Attorneys at the Dressie Law Firm

 In Atlanta and all over the world, the safety of prescription drugs is of paramount importance as they directly impact their users’ well-being. Yet, numerous drugs are frequently pulled from the shelves because of their potential dangers, a startling fact that often takes the public by surprise.

Sometimes, the drugs being recalled have been widely consumed before the discovery, leading to a range of health issues for many people. 

If you or your loved one has been harmed by a defective drug that has been recalled, you may be eligible to be compensated by the drug manufacturer since they have an obligation to ensure that the drugs they produce are safe and effective before releasing them for public consumption.

However, seeking compensation could mean going up against big pharmaceutical companies with unlimited legal resources to fight your defective drug claim. You need a defective drug attorney to help you navigate the legal process and level the playing field.

At the Dressie Law Firm, our deep involvement in protecting the rights of those affected by defective drug recalls in Atlanta stems from our commitment to justice. We understand the gravity of trust placed in medical treatments and strive to restore that trust by advocating for those injured by pharmaceutical companies’ oversights. We can guide you as you seek compensation for your injuries and work to ensure you get the justice you deserve.

Read on as we explain the basics of compensation claims based on damage from defective/recalled drugs and share specific ways we can help.

    Understanding Defective Drug Recalls

    A drug recall is an action taken by a company to remove a defective drug from circulation or warn consumers about potential dangers. 

    Drug recalls may be voluntarily initiated by a drug company or compelled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The reasons for recall vary but generally include

    • Side effects missed during clinical trials.
    • Disparity between the health of the test subjects and the general population leading to unexpected results
    • Incorrect labelling
    • Problems during or after manufacturing, such as bacterial contamination
    • Unethical practices of the drug manufacturers.

    The FDA classifies product recalls based on the possible consequences of the defective  products as follows:

    • A Class I recall occurs when there is a significant risk that using the recalled product would cause death or serious damage to health.
    • A Class II recall occurs when use or exposure to the product could cause temporary or medically reversible health issues or where the risk of serious damage is low.
    • Class III recalls apply in cases where the use of or exposure to the recalled product is unlikely to cause health issues.

    Drug recalls are touted as the most effective way to protect the public from defective or potentially harmful drugs. However, in many cases, the warning from a drug recall comes too late. There is often a wide gap between when a defective drug hits the market and when it is discovered to be defective, leading to a recall. Within that time, many people may have consumed the drugs and developed a wide range of health issues.

    For example, the once popular pain relief drug Vioxx was marketed between 1999 and 2004. The drug, which was made for arthritis patients, was voluntarily recalled in 2004 after almost five years on the market. Within that time, an estimated 20 million people had consumed the drug, and thousands of those had suffered strokes and heart attacks due to their use of the drug. Despite the recall, the company still had to compensate those harmed by the drug in a settlement worth 4.85 billion dollars.

    Essentially, a drug recall may be insufficient to protect those who have already consumed defective drugs. Hence, those affected by such drugs must take action by themselves and seek justice for the harm they’ve suffered.

    Personal Injury Claims Due to Defective Drugs: Legal and Practical Considerations

    Pharmaceutical companies have an obligation to thoroughly research and test their products before offering them for sale. If they fail in this duty and market a defective drug, their failure can be a strong basis for a personal injury claim.

    Usually, a personal injury claimant must establish the other party’s negligence with compelling evidence. However, defective product or drug claims are treated as strict liability cases, so the injured party does not need to prove that the drug company was negligent.

    However, to succeed with a defective drug recall claim, it is crucial to have clear proof that you took the defective, recalled drug and that the drug caused you to develop health issues, worsened your health condition, or caused the death of your loved one if you are pursuing the claim on their behalf.

    For this, you’ll need to gather proof, such as medical records and drug payment receipts. Your local pharmacist and doctor should be able to help you with the required documentation.

    Our defective drug recall attorneys can also help you identify and gather the evidence necessary to prove the connection between your health condition and the defective drug, solidifying your claim and maximizing your compensation.

    Navigating the Legal Process

    Defective drug claims are usually resolved through class action suits depending on the number of those affected. Although one person may initiate this type of lawsuit, it allows others who have been affected by the same issue to join in the suit and share in the proceeds of the judgment or settlement, including any punitive damages awarded. 

    However, joining a class action suit is not compulsory, and a person can choose to file an individual lawsuit to pursue their claim separately. In any case, it is important to speak with a lawyer to determine which course of action best suits your situation and get quality representation before you decide.

    How Our Lawyers Can Help

    Our team of dedicated personal injury attorneys at the Dressie Law Firm possess extensive experience in navigating defective drug cases.

    Armed with a deep knowledge of Georgia’s personal injury law and federal regulations on defective drug recalls, we can represent you as you fight for justice for the harm you’ve suffered due to dangerous prescription drugs or defective medical devices.

    We can

    • Evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and advise you on a suitable legal strategy that suits your circumstances.
    • We can file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you throughout every stage of the court process to ensure your interests are secured.
    • Handle the negotiations on your behalf to ensure that any settlement reached is in your best interests if you need to negotiate with the drug manufacturers or their representatives.
    • We can also handle any communications regarding the case on your behalf, so you’re free to focus on your health and recovery.

    We know that no two cases are the same, which is why our approach to success is to develop a unique strategy for each client based on their individual circumstances.

    Our mission, in any case, is twofold: to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and to secure the compensation our clients need to rebuild their lives. We’d be glad to guide you as you fight for the compensation you deserve.

    Contact Us

    A defective drug recall opens the doors to legal relief for those whom the drug may have harmed. In such cases, the victims may be able to recover monetary compensation to cover their medical expenses, cost of purchasing the drug, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses due to their consumption of the defective drug. However, the legal process can be complicated, especially since multiple parties may be involved.

    If you’ve been harmed by such a drug, the Dressie Law Firm is prepared to stand by your side throughout this challenging time and help steer your case toward a positive outcome.

    Contact us today, and let us assess your case and help you decide on the next steps on your journey toward justice. 

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