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Defective Drugs in Wisconsin



A defective drug is a prescription or over-the-counter medicine that is contaminated, causes serious harm to individuals who take the medicine or doesn't provide the intended benefits, such as curing an infection or alleviating pain. If you've been injured or sickened by such a drug, talk to a personal injury lawyer or defective drugs attorney today. Under Wisconsin law you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and related expenses.

Common Examples of Defective Drugs

Not all defective drugs are recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or pharmaceutical company. In fact, a drug manufacturer may continue to sell a defective drug while simultaneously settling claims with customers who have been seriously injured by the medicine.

Examples of drugs where the drug company has either recalled the product, lost personal injury lawsuits or settled claims include:

  • Avandia
  • Chantix
  • Ortho Evra
  • Paxil
  • Vioxx
  • Yaz and Yasim
  • Zyprexa

Find & Hire Local Wisconsin Defective Drugs Attorneys

The statute of limitations, or deadline, to file a defective drugs lawsuit is three years from the date you were injured or sickened. If your lawsuit is filed after more than three years, you will be barred from recovering any compensation. (Note that this is simply the deadline to file your claim; you may still win compensation if it your case takes longer to resolve.)

If you need help locating defective drug lawyers and personal injury attorneys in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison or elsewhere in Wisconsin, complete the form on this page or call Attorneys.com at 877-913-7222. Our free, no-obligation service can quickly connect you with local lawyers.