Generally speaking, a person who is injured by a recalled or unsafe drug or pharmaceutical, may bring claims under a variety of laws, including strict product liability, negligence, and breach of warranty. Consumers who are injured by these unsafe drugs may be entitled to financial compensation for medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and in some cases, punitive damages (damages to punish the responsible party).
Each state has specific laws governing the types of claims an injured person may bring as as well as the type of compensation they may seek in a pharmaceutical injury case. Because laws vary from state to state, only an qualified attorney can advise you on your potential legal claims.
Furthermore, each state has laws, called Statutes of Limitations, which limit the time in which a person must bring a claim or lawsuit. A person who fails to file a claim within the applicable Statute of Limitation may be forever barred from filing a claim or obtaining recovery for their injury.
Therefore a person who is injured by a drug or product should seek prompt legal assistance from an attorney to make sure that their rights are protected.