ETHEX Generic Drug Injuries: How To Tell If You Were Given Oversized Pills
UPDATED: August 5, 2019
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The ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceuticals, recalled batch after batch of its generic oversized drugs in 2008 and 2009 that caused numerous injuries and deaths. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) finally shut them down. So, how can you tell if you were given drugs manufactured by ETHEX? Our legal expert explains:
Attorney Dan Thornburgh
Dan Thornburgh, a Florida attorney whose firm represents those injured by dangerous or defective drugs, says that thousands of consumers may have received a drug made by these manufacturers which would have put them at risk. He explained how you would know if you may have been affected:
By this point, consumers should have received a letter from their pharmacist or doctor notifying them that they were sold a recalled product. However, if a patient suffered a side effect after using a drug manufactured by ETHEX and did not receive a recall letter, the patient can contact their pharmacist to request a copy of their prescription records to determine if one of their prescriptions was recalled. Information related to the recall can be found on the FDA’s website at www.fda.gov.
Receiving the Compensation & Justice You Deserve
If you've been injured or a loved one has died after being given oversized drugs, Thornburgh says that you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries:
If a patient believes they've been injured, or that they've suffered some sort of side effect from any one of these drugs, they should act promptly and contact an attorney with experience in fighting these multi-billion dollar corporations – someone who has experience, can stand up and fight for them and get them the compensation and justice they deserve.
Is Your Attorney Willing to go to Trial?
We asked Thornburgh whether drug manufacturers know which attorneys are willing to go to trial and which aren't? He said:
"I think they do. When it comes to fighting a multi-billion dollar corporation, you need to have an attorney who isn't afraid to stand up and take a position against the corporation to find justice. This is complex litigation. It requires a vast knowledge of mass tort experience and knowledge in product liability cases."
In order to get that compensation, you need to hire an experienced products liability attorney who is willing to go to trial – even if the matter ends up settling.