Drugs recall compensation claims can form into group and multi-party actions when users have suffered as a result of a problem with the manufacturers or the suppliers.
The impact for the victims in these kinds of cases can, of course, be severe; especially if the drugs being recalled are for serious or even life-threatening conditions. Even the fact that there is a recall can be worrying for the patients who are told to stop taking their medication and seek replacements.
When these kinds of recalls happen, they can lead to group action compensation claims if the impact on the victims is severe enough. Groups could range from just a small number of victims who were unlucky enough to be affected, to thousands of people who may have suffered.
What happens when a drug is recalled?
When a drug is recalled, the manufacturers and / or suppliers will normally notify regulators, suppliers lower down in the chain, and perhaps even the users directly.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will normally publicise a recall and will also often be a part of the recall process as well. Recalls are often classified in terms of severity as well.
Drugs recall compensation is not then automatically triggered. In England and Wales, people will normally need to instruct a law firm like us in order to obtain compensation, and that’s what we do.
When can you claim drugs recall compensation?
You may be able to claim for drugs recall compensation if you have been affected by a recall and have suffered as a result of the recall.
You may see a lot of recalls in the US that lead to class action lawsuits and compensation, but things work differently here. Unlike in the US in some cases, we normally must prove that a victim has suffered a loss as a result of a recall. This could be any pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by the recalled drug, and we often use expect medical evidence to prove the loss.
A claim could arise form things such as:
- Contaminated drugs;
- Incorrect information on leaflets that has led to an accidental misuse of a drug;
- A lack of information provided for a drug;
- Drugs that are inherently defective or dangerous.
Want to notify us about a recall or claim for a known recall?
We’re happy to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis for a drugs recall compensation claim if it’s a case we deem as a suitable one to take forward.
If it’s a known recall, or perhaps one we’re already dealing with, we’re happy to offer you free, no-obligation advice about your options for making a claim. If you would like to speak to us about a new recall we can form into a group action, we’re also more than happy to help.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matt on September 02, 2019
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