Massachusetts Drug Contamination Lawyers
The purpose of medicine is to cure and control ailments, but when harmful substances contaminate healing drugs, they can become instruments of illness and death instead. Pharmaceutical companies have a solemn duty to make sure that their products are safe to use, and this responsibility includes stopping defective drugs from ever reaching the pharmacy. When manufacturers sell contaminated drugs, they breach the trust patients have in them to provide a safe product that can help the sick recover. The consequences of this negligence can be deadly.
Contaminated drugs can poison patients, many of whom are already vulnerable, and cause further illness or even death. If contaminated drugs hurt you or someone you love, you should consider legal action. The Massachusetts drug contamination lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP have experience fighting negligent drug companies. With our help, you can increase your chances of recovering compensation for the harm that contaminated drugs have inflicted on you.
Causes of Drug Contamination
The FDA maintains strict standards for pharmaceutical products, but when a company fails to meet these standards, even for a moment, lapses in quality can occur. Drug contamination can occur at many different points in the manufacturing process. Here are a few ways negligent pharmaceutical companies can cause their drugs to become contaminated:
- Improper training: If manufacturers do not properly train new workers, employees can make fatal errors, such as mixing ingredients in the wrong concentrations.
Direct contact with products: Pharmaceutical products can be incredibly sensitive to substances carried on the bodies or clothing of employees. In some cases, failure to wear gloves and other protective clothing, along with inadequate hygiene standards, can cause employees to contaminate drugs unknowingly.
- Unsanitary equipment: When manufacturers do not properly sanitize their equipment, dangerous substances can linger and make their way into the next batch of products.
Improper storage: Manufacturers can store ingredients or finished products in unsafe conditions, such as high temperatures or containers with improper air exposure.
- Mistaken labeling: Sometimes, employees can mix what they think are the correct ingredients but are in fact other ingredients that have been mislabeled, resulting in a product with a potentially dangerous composition.
These errors, among countless others, have the potential to contaminate pharmaceutical products with dangerous or even deadly substances. Allowing any of these errors to occur is an act of serious negligence on the part of the pharmaceutical company, and patients pay the price. If a contaminated drug hurt you, the company that manufactured it likely allowed a negligent practice to go unchecked.
Fighting pharmaceutical companies for drug contamination can be a difficult process. In many cases, patients are still dealing with the ailment that necessitated the drug in the first place, and the additional harm from the contamination makes the situation even worse. The Massachusetts unsafe pharmaceutical lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP have the experience and know-how to handle the legal side of the process. We will help you hold the reckless pharmaceutical company accountable for the harm they caused you and increase your chances of recovering compensation. Contact a Massachusetts drug contamination lawyer today by calling Crowe & Mulvey, LLP at (617) 426-4488.