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New Hampshire Product Liability Lawsuits Following a Drug Recall

September 28, 2020

Injuries from defective products can have a devastating impact on individuals and their loved ones. In many cases, consumers suffer serious injuries after using or consuming dangerous products. New Hampshire product liability lawsuits generally stem from design defects, manufacturing defects, or marketing defects. When individuals experience injuries or damages due to these defects, they may be entitled to monetary compensation to cover their medical treatment, physical pain, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, loss of companionship, and loss of enjoyment of their lives.

The majority of product recall lawsuits arise from injuries related to automotive defects, tobacco products, automobile parts, medical devices, and asbestos. In addition, many defective product cases concern defective prescription drugs. Consumers may file a lawsuit even if the pharmaceutical company issues a recall for potentially harmful medication or medical device. For instance, according to a recent news report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced that Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC, is voluntarily recalling a thyroid medication that may have sub potency levels of the active component.

The company explained that the drug treats patients experiencing hypothyroidism. However, those taking the sub potent drug may suffer dangerous symptoms. These side effects are particularly harmful to newborns, infants, and pregnant women. Symptoms include fatigue, sensitivity to cold, constipation, dermatological issues, hair loss, slow heart rate, depression, and weight fluctuations. Further, there is a serious risk of miscarriage, fetal hyperthyroidism, and impairments to fetal neural and skeleton development. Additionally, older adults and those suffering from cardiac issues may experience palpitations and arrhythmia. The company provided notices to medical offices, pharmacies, and wholesalers.

Although recalls do not automatically impute liability on a manufacturer, this evidence is critical to a plaintiff’s lawsuit. Evidence of a recall can bolster a plaintiff’s case; however, the plaintiff must still establish that the particular defect caused the plaintiff’s injuries. Defendants in these cases often argue that the plaintiff received notice of the recall and continued to use the dangerous product. However, in most cases, the defendant must prove that the specific plaintiff received direct notice of the recall. Due to the complexities involved in product liability claims, it is crucial that potential plaintiffs contact an attorney to discuss their rights and potential remedies in these cases.

Have You Suffered Injuries After Using A Defective Prescription Drug or Medical Device?

If you or someone you know has been injured after using a defective product, contact the New Hampshire injury attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates. The attorneys at our law firm work on behalf of clients and their families, helping them pursue fair compensation for their injuries and damages. We represent clients in a wide range of personal injury lawsuits, such as claims related to New Hampshire motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, workplace injuries, and defective products. Our team uses their unique skills and resources to ensure that our clients receive top-notch representation. Through our representation, our clients have obtained compensation to cover their past and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Contact our office at 800-804-2004 to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our law firm.