The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the governmental administration that issues recalls when a product poses a danger to the public. Each year dozens of products are recalled from the market after consumer complaints are made or studies find that the product was dangerous.
Some recalls are made before an individual is hurt, but others unfortunately occur after people have become injured or fallen ill; some recalls are made after deaths have been linked to the product.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or fallen ill due to a defective product, the manufacturer should be held responsible for their actions.
Products Commonly Recalled by the FDA
The FDA works with industry and state partners to provide public notices about recalls that may present a significant or serious risk to the consumer. Additionally, the FDA keeps an archive of recalls and safety alert notices for those that were issued more than 60 days ago.
Some common products recalled by the FDA include:
- Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
- Medical devices
- Food products
- Animal products
For a full list of which products the FDA has recently recalled, visit www.fda.gov.
Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a different organization that issues recalls for all vehicles that may be dangerous or defective.
If you suspect that a medical device or prescription medication you have taken or are currently taking has caused serious side effects, seek immediate medical attention. If you wish to make a complaint about a product you believe may be defective, contact the FDA.
Dialysis drug Granuflo was recalled by the Food & Drug Administration due to dangerous side effects, including risk of low blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and other serious conditions. If you or a loved one has been affected, we can help.
Actos, used to treat diabetes, has been linked to an increase risk of bladder cancer as well as congestive heart failure.
Tylenol & Acetaminophen
Millions of people take Tylenol, or other forms of acetaminophen, for headaches, back pain, fever and other ailments. Unfortunately, research suggests that the over-the-counter drug may cause more harm than good.
Dangerous side effects associated with antidepressant drugs have been well documented. Cases of patients taking drugs for depression and committing suicide or harming others have been reported throughout the country.
Contact our Product Liability Attorneys
Medical device and drug cases can be complicated and drug companies will often hire teams of lawyers to defend their position. When a medication that was supposed to help you ends up causing you harm, drug manufacturers deserve to pay.
The team of attorneys at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings will work tirelessly to build a strong case in your favor and fight for your rights.
Serving clients throughout Texas and Oklahoma, we have helped many people who have dealt with the side effects of dangerous drugs and medical devices.