Q I Got Sick from a Defective Medication. What Should I Do?
A “defective drug” is a medication that causes damage or injury to a person as a result of some defect in the product, its labeling, or in the way the product is used. If you've been injured by a defective drug, the manufacturer of the drug or the person who sold the product to you can sometimes be held liable.
If you took a defective medicine and got sick, seek immediate medical attention. Report any symptoms or injuries to your physician, no matter how minor they may seem. Keep all medical bills and records from your initial consultation, as well as from any follow-up treatment you may receive.
You should also keep the defective product in a safe place, as it may need to be inspected if you decide to make a case against the manufacturer or physician who prescribed the drug. You may also need to provide information regarding where you purchased the product, pictures of the product, any informational material or instructions that came with the product, and documentation of time missed from work due to the effects of the defective drug.
Do not sign a release of your claims, make any written or recorded statements, discuss your settlement, or sign anything that could be used against you in a court of law. Rather, 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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