Who Could Be Held Liable in A Pharmaceutical Malpractice Case?
March 4, 2015
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone’s pharmaceutical malpractice, or worse yet, if you lost a loved one due to this negligence, you may have grounds for a claim in New Jersey. In the event of pharmaceutical malpractice in New Jersey, there are several parties who may be held liable for your injuries. This is dependent on the facts within your case such as where, when, and how your injury occurred.
If the drug that you or a loved one took was defective, it had reactions with other medications, or if there were unintended side effects that left you with serious injuries, you may have grounds for a New Jersey pharmaceutical malpractice claim.
Drug manufacturers have a responsibility and a duty to produce and sell products that are reasonably free of unsafe side effects or defects. Unfortunately, however, not all medications that hit the open market are as safe as they could be. Just as anyone who has suffered injuries as a result of pharmaceutical malpractice-the consequences can be devastating. Even in situations where manufacturers have conducted a great deal of testing and evaluations before the product is available for sale, the manufacturer might still be held responsible for defects in that product if individual suffer injuries as a result of using it.
Distributors, too, could also have liability for any harm to the patients who use these medications. Finally, individuals who prescribe these drugs have a responsibility to ensure that the medications are correct and that the dosage is appropriate and recommended for the patient. If you have been injured, get legal advice about the next steps with your claim.
Contact The Law Office of G. Martin Meyers today, for further questions and concerns on this matter.