The Blood Pressure Medication Recalled for Impurity
Imagine using blood pressure medication for a while, only for it to be recalled by the manufacturer. This is precisely what happened with Quinapril Tablets USP and 40-milligram Quinapril Tablets USP.
Lupin Pharmaceuticals, an established drug manufacturer, recently recalled these blood pressure medications after it was established that they have defects. According to a note published on the FDA’s website, the company issued a voluntary recall for this batch of tablets already in circulation. Read on to understand why the drugs were recalled and how an attorney can help you seek compensation for any damages.
Why Were the Drugs Recalled?
Lupin Pharmaceuticals recalled the blood pressure medication due to the potential presence of nitrosamine impurity. According to the FDA, these impurities are often found in water and food and could be harmful to some extent. People risk developing cancer when exposed to these impurities. Therefore, there was a need to recall the blood pressure medication to avoid these risks.
If you have been using Quinapril Tablets for a while, the FDA advises that you continue taking your medication until you talk to your doctor and find an alternative medication. Halting your dosage abruptly could result in blood pressure fluctuations which put your health in great danger.
Can You File a Medical Liability Claim Against the Manufacturer?
If you develop any complications due to the recalled pressure medication, you can file a medical liability claim against the manufacturer. Generally, a defective medical device or drug could be anything implanted in your body for medical purposes. If you use the recalled pressure medication and it ends up causing complications, you have the right to seek compensation. You can do so by filing a medical liability claim against the manufacturer and holding them accountable for damages.
Who Is Liable for Defective Medication?
Many parties can be held liable for detective medication. For instance, if you develop complications after using the recalled pressure medication, you can hold the manufacturer liable for damages. Medical manufacturers and distributors have legal obligations to inform the patient of any side effects or defects. They should warn doctors and patients about any harmful effects, giving them detailed instructions on how to use it and ensuring the drugs meet FDA standards. This means that distributors and manufacturers can be held liable for any damages caused by defective medication.
Strict liability laws hold sellers and manufacturers of defective medication accountable for the damages caused by their product. If the manufacturer knew the product was harmful and didn’t warn doctors or patients, they should pay for any resulting damages. This doesn’t only involve defective medication but also things like surgical tools, prosthetics, and implants, among other equipment.
Compensation for Defective Medication
You have the right to seek compensation if you suffer damages after using a defective medication. Some of the recoverable damages in such cases include:
- Medical expenses to treat the effects of defective medication
- Lost wages
- Future medical bills
- Wrongful death
Before getting compensated for your damages, you must prove liability. All injured or affected parties need a comprehensive medical diagnosis to prove the effects of defective medication. You must seek emergency medical attention if you have suffered life-threatening symptoms due to defective medication. This will help you regain stability before proceeding with the lawsuit.
Let an Attorney Help Your Case
If you have suffered any form of damage after using defective or recalled medicine, our experienced and dedicated attorneys at The Lenahan Law Firm are here to help. We have what it takes to help you recover compensation for all the damages you have suffered. Our team has helped many people in your situation, and we believe we can increase your chances of a positive outcome in the case. Give us a call at (214) 295-1008 to schedule your free consultation.