When drug designers and manufacturers fail to execute their jobs with care, it puts you at risk of a wrongful injury. If you suffered damages due to a defective drug, it is important that you make a case so that you can claim the financial compensation that you rightfully deserve. Continue reading to learn if you are eligible for a defective drug injury claim and how an experienced Queens product liability attorney at The Law Offices of George Poulos can help you navigate your defense.
Do I qualify for a claim if I receive a defective drug injury?
Injuries due to defective drugs are most commonly caused by either design or manufacturing defects. For one, drug designers can be held as the at-fault party if they neglect their legal obligation to ensure that the drugs are safe for public use. If this is your defense, you must prove that the drug designers forwent an obviously safer, equally practical, and yet economically feasible design option that would not have hindered the drug’s usability.
On the other hand, drug manufacturers can be classified as the negligent party if they ignore the development blueprint that designers passed on to them. If choosing this argument for your claim, you must prove that there was a departure in drug design guidelines to cut corners, such as to save time and money, that ultimately caused the drug to become unsafe.
Drug manufacturers can also be held responsible if there was improper labeling or failure to provide drug warnings on the packaging. For this claim, you must prove that written warnings about potential hazards and instructions on how to use and not use the drug were not present.
What steps should I take for my defective drug injury claim?
At the forefront, your first step should be to preserve the defective drug. If it is not safe to do so, then take photos of the drug, the packaging, and the damages it inflicted on you. The importance of this evidence is that it will not only satisfy your burden of proof, but also determine your argument of if your injury was caused by a design defect, manufacturing defect, or failure to warn by the manufacturer.
If you have any further questions regarding your eligibility for a defective drug injury claim, do not hesitate in reaching out to one of the skilled Queens personal injury attorneys today.
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