In the city of San Luis Obispo, when a manufacturer fails to warn of side effects or inherent risks, the manufacturer may face a product recall. This is most common in the pharmaceutical industry in which a drug manufacturer fails to warn the public about the risks associated with their medication.
Most people understand that there may be certain risks involved in taking prescription medications. In fact, many of the known risks are discussed with medical professionals by the drug manufacturers. It is then up to a physician and patient to discuss the risks and benefits of taking that particular drug. It is when the manufacturer does not provide warnings of potential side effects or risks that the drug may face recall.
In the event that a person suffers injury because a drug manufacturer did not provide safety information about their product, the person may seek compensation in a court of law. This is done in civil court via a personal injury or product liability lawsuit. For example, a person takes a medication prescribed by their doctor and ends up with heart problems. The person’s doctor knew nothing of this potential risk and neither did the patient. The drug manufacturer failed to disclose the risk. That manufacturer may be held legally liable in a court of law.
Any person who believes that they have been injured or suffered harm due to any type of product because it’s maker did not provide information about known risks or hazards may have the legal grounds necessary for a successful lawsuit. An experienced attorney can provide information and assistance with regards to this type of civil case.