Although the design of a drug may be safe, a step in the manufacturing phase may have been altered or skipped altogether — either intentionally or unintentionally — that wasn't recognized by the manufacturer’s quality control department.

Other potential issues during the manufacturing phase include faulty manufacturing equipment and other poor-quality materials, a lack of proper safety and sanitation practices, cross-contamination with another product, careless workmanship, and — though rare — intentional tampering of the product.

Drug manufacturers are required to perform extensive tests on their products before putting them on the market, in part to detect such errors and ensure the product is safe for consumers. Failure to do so could lead to a defective drug entering the market.

If a drug was defective in the manufacturing phase, the drug’s manufacturer and testing laboratory could be held legally responsible for any damages the drug may cause once it's on the market.

If you think you may have been injured by a defective drug, it's best to contact a product liability attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. You could be compensated for your medical bills, out of pocket expenses, lost wages from not being able to work, and pain and suffering.

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