Cincinnati Drug Contamination Lawyers
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exists for the purpose of screening and testing consumer products to ensure they are safe to consume, and when the FDA grants approval of a drug, it is reasonable for consumers to assume that using these products will not harm them. Unfortunately, there are many ways in which products that the FDA approves later become altered or changed from their original and safe chemical makeup.
This sort of contamination can be the result of criminal action or counterfeiting, but is frequently the result of negligence on the part of the drug’s manufacturer. If you or one of your loved ones has fallen ill after consuming a contaminated pharmaceutical product, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call Stepleton Dugan, LLC, today at 513-321-7733 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Cincinnati drug contamination attorney.
Statistics and Studies
The FDA has broad power to regulate all food and drug products created in the United States, but it lacks any jurisdiction over drugs and drug ingredients which are produced outside of our borders. This leads to a much higher probability of contamination, and increases the need for drug recalls. Consider the following:
- 80% of the substances used to make or package drugs sold in the United States originate elsewhere, with a large percentage coming from China and India.
- Company-initiated recalls increased by 400% between 2008 and 2009.
- While an FDA approval means that the drug as it was tested should be safe, it is possible that the medicine that reaches your home has been modified from its original form.
The Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC, are committed to protecting the rights of drug contamination victims, and will help you fight for compensation if you have become a victim of negligence. Call us today at 513-321-7733 to learn more about your legal options.