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EpiPen Makers Failed to Investigate Product Flaws Connected to Patient Deaths

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San Jose defective drug lawyersWhen consumers purchase medical products and medical devices, they expect them to work properly. Unfortunately, as many EpiPen users have recently learned, this is not always the case. Instead, everyone is now learning that the makers of the drug, Pfizer, failed to investigate complaints about potential product flaws. What might this mean for any victims who have been injured or killed because of the manufacturer’s oversight? The following explores this question, and it explains how an experienced medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help with your case.

FDA Reveals Numerous EpiPen Complaints

News sources indicate that the FDA has provided the Pfizer with a letter in which they discussed the numerous EpiPen complaints – a total of 171 between 2014 and 2017. Even the drug maker’s own data indicates they had received hundreds of uninvestigated complaints, and some had even resulted in the death of patients. Furthermore, all the individuals who had an EpiPen and did not use it had been at risk for a severe or deadly allergic reaction.

What the Drug Maker’s Oversight Could Mean for Victims

Companies like Pfizer are supposed to provide safe and tested drugs to the public. Their failure to do so – and their unwillingness to investigate complaints – could make them legally liable for any deaths or injuries that were caused by their defective products. Unfortunately, it may be difficult for patients and their families to make the connection, especially if an allergic reaction was not the sole cause of the victim’s death. Because of this risk, and because medical malpractice cases are often complex matters, victims are encouraged to seek experienced legal assistance with their case, should they believe they have a defective drug claim against Pfizer.

Contact Our San Jose Defective Drug Lawyers

When patients and their families are victimized by drug manufacturers, it is important that they have a skilled advocate working on their side, protecting their rights and best interests. Furthermore, victims should understand that medical malpractice cases can be difficult to win, even when you have evidence on your side, such as in the Pfizer defective EpiPen case. Thankfully, an attorney can help improve your odds. They can also manage all the legal details of your case, which can ensure that you and your loved ones have time to heal and grieve.

If you or someone you know has been victimized by a drug manufacturer, contact Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP for assistance. Dedicated and experienced, our San Jose defective drug lawyers will strive for the most favorable outcome possible. We fight for you, every step of the way. Learn more by scheduling a free and personalized consultation. Call 408-289-1417 today.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/07/epipen-maker-failed-to-investigate-product-failures-associated-with-patient-deaths-fda-says/?utm_term=.78585c9db031

 

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