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Indiana Drug Injury Lawyers
Too often the dangerous health risks and side effects of drugs are downplayed, or even worse, hidden from the public. You may not have been properly warned by the manufacturer that the drug you’ve been using could cause alarming side effects that result in a drug injury such as: primary pulmonary hypertension, hemorrhagic stroke, kidney damage, fatal blood clots, kidney failure, and diabetes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration works hard to get stricter labels for these drugs, but frequently the warning comes too late. By the time the FDA can act, many reports of serious drug injury have occurred before the drug is recalled.
If you have suffered a drug injury on the behalf of someone else’s negligence, get Stewart. Contact one of our experienced Indiana drug injury lawyers to help guide you through this confusing process.
How drug recalls work
FDA alert—The FDA will discover or be informed of the problem drug. Several ways they make the initial discovery include:
- the drug manufacturer discovering the problem drug
- the FDA inspecting the drug
- the FDA receives reports of health problems caused by the drug
- the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacts the FDA
Inform the public—If a drug has been recalled, the FDA will hold press conferences, issue press releases, and post updates to their Web site. They also report it in their weekly Enforcement Report alerting the public of the hazardous product.
Drug evaluation—The FDA will evaluate if the drug manufacturer effectively followed recall procedure and the drug has been successfully removed and/or corrected. The drug manufacturer’s actions will be reviewed and the FDA will try to determine why the drug complications occurred.
For more information on drug recalls, visit the FDA Web site.
The highly competitive pharmaceutical industry acts aggressively to market their products for profit, but an Indianapolis injury lawyer from Stewart & Stewart Attorneys will fight back to get you the best settlement possible. You shouldn’t have to endure pain and suffering as a result of a drug manufacturer’s carelessness.
If you suffered from an Indiana drug injury, contact a successful Indianapolis drug injury attorney at Stewart & Stewart so they can fight for your legal rights and hold the company responsible for your Indiana drug injury.