Many people wanting to save money on prescriptions often by prescription drugs online. Since these drugs are not always being distributed by actual pharmacists, they may actually be counterfeit drugs instead of the brand name drugs that the person should be buying. The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Americans about the dangers of buying and taking counterfeit drugs.
Counterfeit drugs are defined as medications sold without authorization or approval from the FDA. The drugs can be:
Fake drugs can harm an individual in a variety of ways, such as:
The type of drug injuries depend on the specific fake drug consumed. Injures range from heart palpitations and allergic reactions to strokes or even death. A medical condition can worsen as the result of not getting the needed prescription medication needed.
No. Buying illegal drugs online refers to buying substances deemed unlawful to possess, use, distribute, or sell without a prescription. These substances tend not to include drugs that are prescribed to a person as medicine, whereas counterfeit drugs are represented as being standard prescription drugs.
Yes. You can file a personal injury lawsuit based on negligence. The tort of negligence is a failure to use the amount of care an ordinary person would use in a similar situation. In the case of counterfeit drugs, the seller may be negligent in selling the drugs to you.
A plaintiff in a negligence case must prove specific elements:
Yes. If you received counterfeit drugs, contact a personal injury lawyer to find out your legal options.
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