What Should I Do if a Medication I Use is Recalled?
Drugs and medical devices are, unfortunately, a frequent subject of nationwide recalls. These announcements can be frightening to the people who rely on the use of a recalled medication to maintain their health.
If you recently learned that a medication you use was recalled, gather as much information as you can before proceeding. It is important that you do not cease use without consulting with your doctor first.
Learn About the Recall
Once you learn that your medication has been recalled, keep calm. The recall of a drug you use may not necessarily mean you are impacted, that the drug is no longer available, or that you need to cease use. It is crucial to learn as much as you can about the details of the recall.
Information about nationwide recalls is generally announced in the news, often along with an official statement from the pharmaceutical company and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Speak with Your Doctor
Consulting with a medical professional is the most important step in responding to a recall announcement. Your doctor can provide invaluable advice on how to move forward following a recall.
Although a drug may be labeled as dangerous, it’s possible that the hazards of stopping the use of a drug would be more dangerous than continuing use. Medications affect every patient differently — you may not be impacted by the reported side effects or may need to keep taking the drug to maintain your health. If you can cease the use of the recalled drug, your doctor will be able to recommend alternative treatment options as well.
Contact the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C.
People who are regular users of a dangerous drug may be entitled to compensation. The distribution of a hazardous medication may be the result of negligence in the production or sale of the drug. It could also be due to oversight by the FDA or other regulatory agencies that are responsible for ensuring medications are safe for public consumption.
If you have been impacted by a drug’s harmful side effects, contact us to discuss the details of your case. You may have a claim against the drug manufacturer or another party. The Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. represents people who have been injured by the use of a dangerous drug or defective medical device.
Send us a message or call (254) 938-6885 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.