map3030 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, #130
Dallas, TX 75234


Call Us214-221-5800

Can I Sue After Receiving a Defective Drug?

 Posted on May 31, 2024 in Defective Products

Dallas County defective drug lawyerWhen you are prescribed a medication or rely on a drug to cope with a certain illness, you expect the drug to work as intended. You also expect any negative side effects to be mentioned and care to be taken during the manufacturing of the drug. While this is usually the case, there are some cases in which drugs are defective and have negative consequences for those who take them.

A drug that is defective due to the reckless or negligent actions of any party involved in the process of manufacturing and administering the medication can result in serious injuries.

You may be able to pursue a lawsuit if you have received a defective drug. Speak with a Texas defective drug lawyer to further understand your legal options.

Common Texas Drug Defects

Several common drug defects may occur during the manufacturing process for drugs, though drugs may also be considered defective due to design flaws and improper storage methods.

Commonly encountered drug defects include:

  • Contamination during the manufacturing process

  • Incorrect dosages and labeling errors

  • Improper sterilization or manufacturing procedures

  • Unintended side effects or increased risks of a poorly designed drug

Additionally, failure to warn consumers about the risks and side effects of a drug may be considered part of a defective drug, as insufficient warnings about a drug can have serious consequences.

Injuries related to drug defects can be catastrophic for consumers, and people who take a defective drug may experience heart attacks, strokes, allergic reactions, blood clots, kidney or liver damage, or severe mood changes. There is also a chance of wrongful death due to a defective drug.

Who Is Liable for a Defective Drug?

In Texas, the state’s Products Liability law states that people who are injured due to a defective drug or medical product can hold a negligent manufacturer, distributor, or prescriber accountable. This means that you can pursue a claim for compensation against the responsible party or parties who contributed to the defective drug that caused your injuries.

Damages you may be able to recover for a defective drug include compensation for medical treatment, ongoing rehabilitation, and lost wages, in addition to compensation for mental and emotional trauma, loss of the ability to work, and permanent disability or disfigurement.

Contact a Dallas County, TX Defective Drug Attorney

Defective drugs often result in catastrophic consequences, and it is essential to contact a Dallas, TX defective drug lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective drug. With the help of an attorney at Jerry D. Andrews, P.C., you can pursue a claim against the responsible parties and seek the compensation you deserve for your damages.

Our staff speaks Spanish, and Attorney Andrews is board-certified in personal injury trials by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, making him highly qualified to handle your case.

Call 214-221-5800 for a free consultation.

Share this post:
Back to Top