There are millions of Americans who rely on prescription drugs to treat a life threatening condition or to control pain and discomfort. Most people do not think about the medications entering their body unless they suffer an adverse reaction as a result of the medication. However, there are many individuals harmed each year when a dangerous drug enters the market. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in the state of West Virginia, you need a lawyer who can represent your interests. The attorneys at Colombo Law are happy to meet with you for a risk free consultation to determine your rights to relief.
When a dangerous drug is on the market, the decision will often be made to remove it for consumer safety.
Dangerous drugs can be recalled in several different ways:
- The drug may be recalled by a company as a precautionary measure. When a company believes a drug is dangerous, it will recall the product to avoid exposure to additional liability.
- The drug may be recalled by a company at the request of the FDA. Although the FDA has the authority to recall a product off of the market, many times companies will voluntarily remove the product once the FDA requests it.
- The FDA may recall a product by issuing an order to pull all of the product from the market.
Understanding the Classes of Recalls
Drug recalls occur on a frequent basis; however, it does not mean that a serious injury has resulted. There are various reasons why drugs are recalled, which is why the FDA places recalls into different classes. The classes of recalls include:
- Class I recalls: Class I recalls covers those recalls in which there is a high likelihood that use or exposure to the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
- Class II recalls: Class II recalls covers those situations in which there is a reasonable likelihood that use of or exposure to the product may cause temporary adverse health consequences that are medically reversible.
- Class III recalls: Class III recalls are less severe and cover those situations in which use or exposure to the product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.
When a product recall occurs, it is important to take prompt action. It is important to immediately schedule an appointment with your medical professional. If you have suffered harm as a result of a recalled product, contact Colombo Law to determine your rights to relief.
About Colombo Law
The Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. We are highly experienced personal injury lawyers who successfully handle hundreds of personal injury claims each year, obtaining justice and monetary relief for our clients.
Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance you deserve.