Labeling Errors on Medications Could Lead to Lawsuits

December 26, 2011 – According to a report from PharmPro, labeling errors could lead to more lawsuits.  States offer consumers protection when it comes to misleading advertising and mislabeling of medications. The state of California recently passed a ruling that even if a product is not unsafe or dangerous, mislabeling could lead to a lawsuit. However, not every state has adopted these laws so to learn if you may qualify to file a claim, you should speak with an attorney first.  In most cases a consumer would have had to sustain serious or fatal injuries in order to seek legal action.

The issue of labeling errors has been one that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been tackling harder recently.  Requirements on labels have been getting stricter, requiring more accuracy and detail in the information provided. In 2011, the FDA reported that 15 percent of pharmaceutical recalls were due to labeling problems. Those that fell under a Class III recall, about a quarter of them were also a result of issues with labeling.  Labeling errors are preventable, however. When a manufacturer or anyone else responsible for the labeling of a product fails to provide accurate information, they could be found liable.  To learn if you have a valid claim worth pursuing, you should consult with a New York medical malpractice attorney. An attorney will take the time to carefully consider the details of your case and determine if you should proceed with a case.

Contacting a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a medication error you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York medical malpractice attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a medication error claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of medical malpractice attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your medication error claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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