More Recalls Of Blood Pressure Medications
When you reach into your medicine cabinet and fill up your weekly pillbox, the last thing you should have to worry about is that one of your medications will cause you further harm. Of course, there are risks with any medication, but we are continuing to learn that one blood pressure medication may have cancer-causing materials.
At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, you can count on us to help if you are injured or become ill due to a product you have used or consumed. When you need a Charlotte product liability attorney, we will work to secure the compensation you deserve.
What Is Going On Here?
If you have been watching the news over the last few months, then you have likely heard that some blood pressure medications have been recalled because they contain trace amounts of cancer-causing impurities.
The FDA has just announced another round of recalls of Losartan Potassium Tablets USB as well as Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets.
- The impurity they detected is N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA)
- This is classified as a potential human carcinogen
Millions of Americans rely on these medications and have been taking them for years. The question now is, how many of them could potentially be harmed by ingesting the carcinogen?
The last thing we expect when we are prescribed medication is that it will cause us harm. However, we know that many medications are recalled each year due to their ability to cause consumer injuries and illnesses.
Other Faulty Products
The problems do not stop with medications. If you look at the website that tracks current recalls in the US, you will see that defective products are a problem in every industry:
- Baby Products/toys
- Household cleaners
We know that these problems usually happen due to:
- A design flaw that goes undetected when a product is being tested.
- Manufacturing errors that alter a product from its original design.
- Problems with a product’s label can mislead consumers.
Regardless of how a product is faulty, it can cause serious consumer illnesses and companies should be held accountable for their actions. In many cases, product flaws are not discovered until years after the product has been on the market. Some recent examples of this are the cancer-causing effects of products like baby powder and weed killers.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one have been injured or become ill due to a defective product, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to investigate your case so we can secure compensation for all of your incident-related expenses. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the company or manufacturer