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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Faulty product claims: Pharmaceutical products


    A faulty or defective product carries a serious risk of injury. In the case of pharmaceutical products, the adverse effects of a faulty product may be heightened. This is due to the fact that many pharmaceutical products are ingested internally or applied directly to afflicted areas on the body to treat a pre-existing condition.

    What comes under the term faulty pharmaceutical product?

    There are a number of items that could be classed as a faulty pharmaceutical product. Such items include inhalers, creams, tablets, medicines and drops.

    What are the effects of a faulty pharmaceutical product?

    It’s almost impossible to list an exhaustive description of the potential effects of a faulty product.

    Symptoms may manifest themselves in a number of ways, such as burns or scarring. In some cases, products may not be effective in achieving their purpose. This can have serious side-effects for products, such as inhalers, on which people may be dependent for clear and unobstructed breathing.

    How can I identify a faulty pharmaceutical product?

    There are many ways in which you can check for a faulty product. Before use, inspect the packaging visually for damage. This could help to identify a faulty product. If a product has been recalled for known faults, the information is easily accessible online and can help to identify a potentially faulty product.

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    I believe I may have used a faulty pharmaceutical product, what should I do?

    If you believe that you may have been in some way affected by a pharmaceutical product which was defective, then it’s vital to seek medical attention as soon as possible. The health implications of a faulty pharmaceutical product can be extremely dangerous and in some cases even life-threatening.

    Can I claim compensation for a faulty pharmaceutical product?

    If you have suffered an adverse effect as the result of using a faulty pharmaceutical product, you could be entitled to claim compensation provided it wasn’t your fault and it happened within the last 3 years. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help. Over our 15 years dealing with claims for compensation, we have encountered many claims regarding defective products and our expert legal team work in conjunction with our friendly, professional advisers to make the claim process as transparent and efficient as possible. Many of our clients will never have to set foot in a courtroom, so give us a call today on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: February 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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