The media generally focuses on unexpected side effects or false claims when reporting on dangerous flaws in prescription drugs. However, there is another risk associated with the pharmaceutical industry: contamination. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the danger contaminated pharmaceutical products can pose.

If you or someone you know has suffered from a contaminated drug, the manufacturer may be liable for your losses. Contact an experienced Oklahoma City drug contamination attorney from the Abel Law Firm to discuss the details of your case and determine your legal rights and entitlements. Call (405) 239-7046 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

A Tragic Example of Drug Contamination

One of the best-known examples of drug contamination occurred in 2008. A mass supply of the blood-thinner Heparin (manufactured by Baxter Health Corporation) was contaminated by an unknown ingredient. Both multi-dose and single-dose vials were made in China and shipped to the United States containing a hazardous ingredient unknown to doctors, the FDA, and unassuming consumers.

Unfortunately, Heparin was already associated with serious side effects, even when used as prescribed. The contaminating ingredient worsened these effects by enhancing allergic or hypersensitivity-type reactions, with symptoms such as low blood pressure, angioedema, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you know has suffered because of a contaminated pharmaceutical product, the drug manufacturer may be liable for your losses, including medical expenses, pain, suffering, lost wages, or the wrongful death of a loved one. Contact the Oklahoma City drug contamination attorneys of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 to determine your legal options.

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The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm

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