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Who Can You Sue for a Defective Drug Injury in New York?

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Please read on, then contact an experienced New York City and Westchester County defective product lawyer to learn who you can sue for defective drug injuries in New York.

Who can you hold responsible for defective drug injuries in New York?

That depends on who is legally responsible for the cause of the injury, but it will generally break down as follows:

  • Drug manufacturer: When this entity did not take proper care during the design, manufacturing or marketing process of their drug, they might be liable for your injuries.
  • Drug distributor: If the drug became defective during the distribution process, you might be able to sue the negligent distributor who caused you harm.

How do you find the liable party for defective drug injuries in New York?

In order to file your own personal injury claim, you must determine who the liable party or parties are in your case. That may be the company that manufactured the drug because large corporations often cut corners when it comes to safety testing to save themselves money. Additionally, they do not always act fast enough to recall a drug once a defect is detected.

In some instances, the fault for a drug injury may lie with a negligent doctor or pharmacist who injured a patient by prescribing or supplying them with incorrect medication. If so, you, the victim, may also be able to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against your medical care provider.

When thinking about recovering compensation for a defective drug injury, you should strongly consider reaching out to a skilled New York City and Westchester County personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

How can a New York personal injury attorney help you?

A qualified legal professional can help investigate your case and determine who the potentially liable party for your injuries may be. He or she can also help you collect evidence of liability to use in your case, including:

  • Statements from witnesses
  • Testimony from experts
  • Medical records
  • Relevant photographs

By presenting this evidence, your seasoned personal injury attorney will fight for the following forms of economic and non-economic damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Inability to perform usual duties and being forced to hire someone else to do them
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

You may have a couple of years to bring forward a lawsuit, but our legal team knows you should never wait. So, please give us a call today.


Baez Legal Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including those sustained in auto accidents, slip & falls, and construction and other workplace accidents. We also help those hurt because of defective products, acts of medical malpractice, and the families of wrongful death victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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