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Food and Drugs

Chicago Attorney Joseph Klest has handled many products liability cases related to food and defective drugs in Cook County, Lake County, Will County, DuPage County, and elsewhere in Illinois for over 25 years. He knows how to properly investigate your case and he will zealously pursue your claim or lawsuit so that you obtain the maximum recovery possible.

Food and Products Liability Cases
Attorney Joseph Klest has successfully represented injury clients that have become sick, injured, or died because the food that they purchased was not properly prepared or processed. He is knowledgeable about the standards regarding food that restaurant owners, processing factories, grocery stories, and food distributors have to uphold.

If a food item is not properly processed, the person eating the food can get sick or die. Bacterial infections, salmonella, E coli, and other kinds of food poisoning are just some of the illnesses that can result because a food processing company did not properly process the food or the food handlers at a restaurant forgot to wash their hands or clean the restaurant kitchen.

Canned goods, baby food, meat, poultry, fish, packaged foods, processed juices, and food served in restaurants must be free from contamination by toxins, other chemicals, and foreign objects (such as broken glass or body parts) if people are going to eat them.

It is the responsibility of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), food manufacturers, food processing plants, grocery store owners, and restaurant owners to ensure that the food that they prepare, serve, or sell will not cause anyone to become sick or die. Otherwise, the injured party could have grounds to file a personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit against any liable parties.

Drugs in Products Liability Cases
The FDA is entrusted with the responsibility of approving all pharmaceutical drugs before they are allowed into the marketplace. However, there are instances when the manufacturer of an FDA-approved drug manages to downplay the potential side effects or neglects to perform enough tests to ensure the drug’s safety.

Allowing a pharmaceutical drug that is improperly labeled, does not come with the proper instructions or warnings, or has serious yet unannounced side effects into the marketplace can be very dangerous for users that are relying on the drug to get healthy or help them stay alive.

The dangers of a prescription medication might not become known until some of its users become ill. A recall may be issued, but by then, hundreds of thousands of people may have already gotten sick, injured, or died. Unexpected and unwanted side effects from defective or dangerous drugs include organ damage, chronic depression, blindness, heart attacks, and wrongful death.

Here is a list of some prescription drugs that have caused injury to people:

* Ambien * Dietary supplements * Paxil * Prozac * Viagra * Zicam * Propulsid * Baycol * Trasylol * Zoloft * Ortho Evra Patch * ACE Inhibitors * Bextra * Aredia * Accutane * Fen Phen * Crestor * Zyprexa * Meridia * Seroquel * Mifeprex * Metabolife * Zelnorm
You have the right to personal injury compensation if you have been injured or become ill from taking prescription medication, herbal supplements, over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, or vitamins.

To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Klest, you can call our law offices in Schaumburg or Chicago, Illinois at (312) 527-2779, (630) 528-7848, or (847) 969-9510 or contact us online.