For Texans who are seeking relief from a common malady and use an over-the-counter medication or device, there is a certain level of risk. In some cases, people can be injured, become ill and even lose their lives. There is an inherent trust people place in manufacturers and retailers that the products they sell are safe. This can be treacherous and it is important to pay attention to the Food and Drug Administration for possible warnings and recalls. For those unfortunate enough to have suffered damage because of a defective medication or product, it is wise to understand the options to pursue a legal claim.
FDA recalls nasal spray over possible contamination
The FDA initiated a recall of a nasal spray because of a possible yeast contamination that could harm people who use it. It can be the catalyst for a fungal infection that may place their lives in jeopardy and require surgery. The item – Allercleanse Nasal Spray – was voluntarily recalled. It is used to clear the nasal passages. According to the post-recall statement, the product is often used by elderly people, adults and children.
If the user is immunosuppressed and has trouble warding off infection and disease, they are especially vulnerable to the possibility of a life-threatening health concern. Thus far, there have been no reports of anyone becoming ill from using this product. A single lot was recalled, but it was sold across the nation and on Amazon.
Understanding the ramifications of a defective drug or medical product
Those who have used a defective product or dangerous drug should be cognizant of the life-changing consequences they may face. As the recall statement says, people could become ill or even lose their lives without immediate treatment that may require surgery. Medical expenses, the need for care, problems returning to work and the accompanying challenges can result. Often, people are not even aware that the cause of their sudden illness was the medical product they used. If there is any hint that the product was faulty, it is important to understand how to move forward with a legal case.
Consulting with experienced professionals can provide information
Since it is possible to order these items over the internet or acquire them easily in retail outlets, there is a persistent danger that a product that might be contaminated or have other flaws could end up in a person’s hands before the potential problems are discovered. Those who believe they or a loved one suffered a negative reaction because of this nasal spray or any other medication or device may benefit from consulting with those experienced in medical products liability to determine how to proceed.