Who is Responsible for Your Pharmaceutical Drug Injury?

If you have suffered harm due to one or more of the pharmaceutical drug product liability categories, there may be several responsible parties. These entities are called the "chain of distribution", and one or more may be held liable for your personal injury.

Pharmacy. This is often the point of purchase for you, and they may be liable if you've been injured. For example, if the product came from a compounding pharmacy and they made a mistake, they could be held responsible. Also, if you received "bad advice" from the pharmacist about how to take the drug or if they put the wrong medicine in the bottle, this could constitute legal liability.

Manufacturer. These companies can be named as defendants if your injury resulted from an error in making, labeling and even shipping the drug.

Hospitals, clinics and doctors. These entities are part of the chain and might be responsible for your personal injury. Doctors can also become liable if they did not provide information about side effects or incorrectly/inadequately gave instructions about proper doses and/or uses.

Laboratories. Pharmaceutical drugs often wind their way through a series of testing labs. These entities, often overlooked in product liability cases, should also be named as defendants.

Sales reps for the pharmaceutical company. These are the individuals, working for drug manufacturing companies, who present the drugs to doctors and hospitals. In certain instances, they may be found liable for injuries to patients who have taken the product they represent.

Contact our office to discuss an injury arising from pharmaceutical drugs.

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