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Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Due to Cancer Concerns

 Posted on October 27, 2021 in Defective Products

IL injury lawyerMost adults take one or more medications each day. Rigorous safety regulations and testing procedures are intended to ensure that prescription and over-the-counter medications are safe. Unfortunately, these measures do not always prevent dangerous medications from reaching pharmacies. Just recently, two popular blood pressure medications were recalled after testing showed that the medications may contain cancer-causing ingredients. Dangerous or defective products like these are not uncommon. Fortunately, there may be legal remedies available to those who were harmed by a defective product.

Medication Recalled by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently recalled two blood pressure medications produced by Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. The recall was issued due to concerns that the medications contain a “probable human carcinogen” or a substance thought to cause cancer in humans. Irbesartan tablets and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets were recalled after laboratory testing found unsafe levels of N-nitrosoirbesartan. Patients who currently take the recalled medications are encouraged to speak to their doctors about alternatives.

Legal Options for Those Harmed by Dangerous Medications or Defective Products

We expect our medications to be safe and effective. However, this is not always the case. Defective design, manufacturing mistakes, and other issues can cause medications to be unsafe for consumption. If you or a loved one were harmed by dangerous or defective medication, you may have certain legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for the harm the medication caused you or your loved one. Reimbursement for economic damages like additional medical expenses, lost income, funeral and burial expenses may be available. You may also be entitled to compensation for non-economic damages including your physical pain and emotional or mental suffering.

Successfully recovering compensation for a defective or dangerous medication is often an uphill battle. A strong personal injury attorney with experience successfully recovering compensation for harmful medication can be a valuable asset during the case. An experienced lawyer will know how to utilize medical records and expert witness testimony to build a robust claim.

Contact a Waukegan Personal Injury Attorney

The recent blood pressure medication recalls are just another reminder that we cannot always trust consumer products to be completely safe. If you or a loved one suffered new or worsening medical conditions because of a defective or dangerous medication, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, and more.

The knowledgeable Lake County personal injury lawyers at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. have over 85 years of combined legal experience. We can help you assert your rights and seek financial compensation for your damages. Contact our office for a free, no-obligation case assessment. Call 847-662-3303 today.




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