Q Can Mislabeling Cause Drugs to Be Considered Defective or Dangerous?
When it comes to taking medication, even the slightest dosage error, for example, could be harmful and even potentially fatal. Common mislabeling errors on drug products include, but are not limited to, improper dosage amounts, ingredients, side effects, age restrictions and allergy restrictions.
If the label on a pill bottle incorrectly advises you to take two pills instead of one, you could experience harmful and unforeseen side effects.
Additionally, if a drug label neglects to include all the medication’s ingredients, you may unknowingly ingest something you're allergic to and have a dangerous reaction to the medication. Similarly, if you're taking more than one medication at one time and one of the products is mislabeled, you may be mixing drugs that shouldn't be taken together.
Another common problem is when two different drugs are labeled very similarly. If several over-the-counter drugs have similar or confusing labels, you may unknowingly purchase the wrong medication, which could cause serious harm.
Sometimes a manufacturer is aware that such mislabeled or improperly labeled products are on store shelves, but doesn't voluntarily recall the dangerous drug in order to save money.
If you've suffered injuries from what you believe to be a mislabeled — and therefore defective — drug, it is best to contact a product liability attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options, as you may be compensated for medical bills, out of pocket expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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