Reports of foods that harm innocent people, including bad meat, tainted peanut butter, and bacteria-laden greens seem to be on the rise. And the number of prescription drugs that make people sicker or even cause death, such as ephedra, Accutane, Bextra, Celebrex, Vioxx and other drugs that make people sicker or even cause death make the news regularly.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or a public health state agency generally oversees food and drug recalls. However, the FDA and most agencies are overworked and understaffed and cannot possibly handle all potential threats. There are occasions when drug and food manufacturers and distributors can also voluntarily initiate a recall, to protect the public if they believe that the product in question presents a health hazard.
By the time that many of these problem foods and defective drugs have been recalled, they have caused serious harm, sometimes permanent, to many, many people, including small children. In extreme cases of salmonella poisoning or a defective drug, lives have been lost.
Food poisoning can in some cases have long-term impact, such as weakening a victim’s immune system, causing serious problems to kidneys or another organ. Salmonella has even been linked to chronic arthritis and organ failure.
Victims of food that is tainted or drugs that have harmed have a right to sue to collect damages that will pay for the cost of medical treatment and other damages, including future medical costs.
Questions About a Food or Drug Product Recall?
Did you suffer longstanding harm or injury as a result of a defective drug or an unsafe food? We can answer your questions and address your concerns about food and drug product recalls and how to protect your rights if you or a loved one was harmed as a result of a defective food or drug.
We offer free consultations and will answer your questions. We work on a contingency fee basis, so that you pay nothing until we win an award for you. To contact J. Lewis & Associates, call 800-228-0507.