Currently, federal law requires that manufacturers of generic drugs identify their products with labels that meet the same standards as the comparable brand-name drug.
In June 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that this law prevents a person who was injured by a generic drug from recovering damages pursuant to a state design defect law. In other words, generic drug manufacturers must follow federal laws with regard to labeling, even if their product is unreasonably dangerous because the label fails to provide adequate warnings to users about risks or side effects of the medication.
What to Do If You Have Been Hurt by a Generic Drug
If you have been injured by a generic drug, then it is important to know your rights and to know what you can do to protect your possible recovery. In some cases you may be able to join with other patients who have been injured by the drug that you were taking and you may be able to recover damages.
Call a Milwaukee Class Action Lawyer If You’ve Been Hurt
For more information about your rights after being hurt by a specific prescription drug we encourage you to browse the free resources available on our website and to contact a Milwaukee pharmaceutical class action lawyer directly at 800-800-5678. We would be pleased to discuss the possible benefits of a pharmaceutical class action or mass tort litigation case with you so that you can make an informed decision about your legal and financial recoveries after a generic drug injury.