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How to Know If You Should File a Defective Drug Claim


According to estimates by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), doctors in the United States write approximately 3 billion prescriptions for different medicinal drugs each year. Unfortunately, these drugs do not always work as intended, with millions of patients each year experiencing negative effects and injuries as a result. If you have been harmed by a defective or dangerous prescription medication, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation for you suffering.

Bad Reactions vs. Pharmaceutical Negligence

It is important to remember that nearly anyone can have a bad reaction to a drug. Since everyone has different medical histories and allergies, it is inevitable that some people will experience adverse effects from a drug. However, if a pharmaceutical manufacturer fails to warn people about possible side effects or negligently produces and sells a drug, pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for damages that their product should cause. This negligence can occur during design, manufacturing, or marketing. If you should ever be harmed by a drug, it is imperative that you consult with both your doctor and attorney to determine if your injuries were the result of a bodily reaction or negligence.

Known Dangerous Drugs

Several drugs currently on the market have been known to have adverse effects and are currently the target of several class action lawsuits. Surprisingly, many of these drugs are not recalled and continue to be sold in spite of their risks. It is important to remember that just because a drug is FDA Approved does not mean it is safe! Always consult with your doctor before taking any sort of medication.

If you have been prescribed any of the following drugs, you may be entitled compensation:

  • Abilify
  • Crestor
  • Cymbalta
  • Farxiga
  • Fosamax
  • Lipitor
  • Mirena
  • Paxil
  • Prozac
  • Viagra
  • Zofran
  • Zoloft

Statute of Limitations for Defective Drug Claims

Like any other type of product liability issue, claims surrounding defective drugs are subject to a statute of limitations. In order to be heard by the courts, claims must be filed within two years of a person discovering an illness or injury related to a prescription drug. If a person does not file a claim within this time limit, they may lose their right to seek compensation.

Contact Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC Today

If you have experienced the negative effects of a drug, it is crucial you contact a highly knowledgeable Wichita dangerous drug lawyer from Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC as soon as possible to review your legal options. With more than $400 million dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, we have the skills and experience you need to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.

Call us today at (316) 688-1166 to request a free consultation!