Did you or a family member suffer harm or injury by a prescribed or over the counter drug that has since been recalled? If so, you have the right to financial compensation. You owe it to yourself to retain the sound counsel of a highly competent attorney. The skilled personal injury attorneys at Malamut & Associates can help you.
At Malamut & Associates, we know how devastating the effects of injury or death as caused by a recalled drug can be on a victim and their loved ones. Contacting the right attorney as soon as possible will help to ensure your rights are protected. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will proactively make sure you have the strongest case possible in order receive all that you and your family are entitled to. Our meticulous attention to detail will give you time to heal, while we compile and present the best case possible on your behalf. We offer free consultations in person at our office in Cherry Hill, NJ, or we can come to you. Contact Malamut & Associates today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to meeting you.What is a Drug Recall?
Pharmaceutical companies occasionally need to recall, or remove from market, their products. Some common recalls are due to packaging defects, contamination, poor or improper testing, or a safety problem that can harm or kill a person.
The Food and Drug Administration has created a three tiered system to classify recalls. The FDA will classify the recall when notified by the company. The types of recalls are listed below.
- Class I Recall: a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
- Class II Recall: a situation in which use of, or exposure to, a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.
- Class III Recall: a situation in which use of, or exposure to, a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.
When a product is recalled by a company, it must provide certain information for the FDA’s review. This information included the name of the product, its National Drug Code (NDC), its approval number, lot/unit number, its strength and route of administration, the extent of the recall, and a reason for the recall. That last bit of information should, according to FDA’s “Guidance for Industry: Product Recalls, Including Removals and Corrections”, include a detailed explanation of how the product is either defective or violative, how it affects the safety of the product, the nature of the defect, and any information on what the consumer should do to protect themselves.
We offer free consultations in person at our Cherry Hill, NJ office, or we can come to you. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay any attorney fees at all unless we secure recovery compensation on your behalf. If we are not the appropriate firm to help you, we will offer counsel as to your best options. A representative of the firm can be reached at (856)424-1808, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We look forward to meeting you.