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Is There Any Way to Prevent a Prescription Drug Injury?

There are things that even the most conscientious patient can’t know when he or she starts to take a prescription medication. A patient can talk with his or her doctor, check the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) website, and do independent research into the drug, but the information this is available may be incomplete. You wouldn’t know, for example, if the drug maker cut corners in testing the drug or put undisclosed ingredients into the medication.

As an Individual You Couldn’t Prevent Your Injury, But as Part of a Group You May Prevent Future Injuries

Pursuing a pharmaceutical class action case may have two different but equally important advantages. Specifically, a pharmaceutical class action case may allow you to:

  • Recover for the specific injury you incurred. You couldn’t have prevented the injury, but you do have control over your recovery from the injury. You may have the right to form or join a class action case that will allow you to recover damages for the harm that has been done to you.
  • Convince drug makers to be more safety conscious. Pharmaceutical class action cases are expensive for drug makers. Not only do they need to pay the costs of litigation and any settlement or recovery money, but they may also suffer from bad publicity among doctors and patients when news of the class action hits the media.

Thus, a class action lawsuit may help you recover from your current injuries and prevent future drug injuries from occurring.

Do you know someone who has been hurt by a prescription drug? Please share this blog post on Facebook, Twitter, or directly with your friend or relative to help raise awareness about the good that can come from a pharmaceutical class action case.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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