Can You Get Compensated for Taking Unsafe Drugs
or Other Pharmaceuticals?

Mar 17, 2010

Diet pills sound like the answer to all of your weight problems. Women and men show off their lean figures after taking these pills for a couple of months in the commercials that usually air during soap operas. They’ve lost 10, 50, even 100 pounds or more, these supposed diet pill users tell you.

Most people have trusted these pills, along with prescription and other over-the-counter medicines, to do what they’ve promised. At the very least, we trust that the manufacturers ensure the safety of these products before they’re put on drugstore shelves. That’s not always the case.
It’s estimated that more than 250,000 Americans suffer are seriously harmed or even killed from prescription and over-the-counter medications or supplements that they thought were safe, such as Accutane, Celebrex, and Fen-Phen.
These unsafe drugs are often recalled voluntarily or by government order because of their dangerous side effects that could affect their users for a long time to come. Some of these drugs have been linked to heart problems, such as strokes or attacks, while others have caused a loss of vision or liver damage.

And with every recall there is a chance for claims to be made against the manufacturers by their customers because drug makers have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe. Here’s what do if you have a claim.

Contact an Attorney

There are complexities in cases of this nature, so it’s best to talk with a lawyer who specializes in drug-recall cases. To build a strong case, your attorney will tell you to save the medicine, the container and packaging it came in, along with any and all information you received with it like brochures.
Each state sets a statute of limitations for filing a personal-injury lawsuit stemming from the use of dangerous drugs. This deadline must be strictly adhered to or you will not be allowed to pursue your case. If you hire a lawyer, he or she will make sure you meet those deadlines and any other requirements.

Once you file the lawsuit, it can take a long time, sometimes years, before you get the compensation you’re seeking. What can you do in the meantime to pay off medical bills you’ve incurred because of these dangerous drugs? There’s a funding firm that may be able to help you if you have a qualifying case.

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