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Medications and product liability

People across the United States rely on medications in order to remain healthy. Especially as the American population ages, more people are taking non-prescription and prescription medication on a daily basis. Without this medicine, many people would struggle with health issues and may have a reduced quality of life.

However, not all medication is safe or appropriate in all situations. Many times, medication can have dangerous side effects that can do more harm than good. This is why it is important for a doctor to prescribe and monitor medication use, in many situations. But, there are still situations where medication is unsafe for consumers in Illinois.

In these cases, a drug manufacturer may be responsible for creating and marketing an unsafe product. In these situations, these companies can often be held liable for damage caused by the unsafe medication. There are strict safety standards that must be met by all drug companies. These standard are closely monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Drug companies also have a duty to warn consumers of potential side effects of medications. These warnings can help people and their doctors a determine if the medication is right for them.

If companies fail to uphold these duties, then they may be held liable for damages. In a product liability suit, people can receive compensation for injuries they have suffered because of defective medication. These medical products liability suits can help people get the compensation they need after being injured. An attorney can help people understand their rights when a dangerous product has made it to consumers.

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