Prescription and over-the-counter medications are used to treat everything from the common cold to a chronic illness. Although these drugs are highly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it can take years to fully understand the drug’s side effects once it’s on the market. By the time a recall notice is issued—many victims have already been affected physically or psychologically by the defective drug.
About Defective Drugs
A drug is considered defective if its unintended side effects outweigh its intended benefits. Upon receiving reports of harmful side effects, the FDA will typically launch an investigation into the drug or issue a recall. If the drug’s ill effects are significant enough, the FDA will pull it from the market or require it to have additional information or warnings on the label.
Common Defective Drugs
- SSRI birth defects
- Testosterone replacement
If you have been wrongfully injured as a result of a defective drug, contact our St. Louis defective drug attorneys right away. Waiting to seek legal representation can prevent you from filing a claim and receiving the compensation you deserve.