Consumers should rightfully expect that their doctors are prescribing drugs that will help ease their pain and cure their illness; however, all too often just the opposite proves to be true.
It seems that we are constantly hearing about drug recalls on the news, and this is especially frightening when we learn it’s a drug we have used or are currently using.
Oldham & Smith recommends you take the following steps if you hear that your prescription has been recalled:
- Immediately contact your physician.
- Discuss any suspected side effects or concerns with your physician, including any possible delayed side effects that could occur after stopping the drug.
- Contact your attorney and discuss your legal options, which may include becoming part of a class-action lawsuit, or an individual lawsuit.
Be aware that drug recalls and formal lawsuits can be a lengthy process; however, if you are injured as a result of taking a drug that is recalled, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, and your persistence may assist you and/or your family in paying for the medical treatment and care you deserve. In addition, you may be able to recover damages for loss of work, and rehabilitation if your injuries prevented you from performing on the job and subsequent loss of employment.
Florida Mass Tort for Recalled Prescription
Contact Oldham & Smith today to discuss FL Mass Tort laws, and the legal options available to you and your family for injuries or illness you suffered while taking a prescription that was recalled.