Defective EpiPens Could Have Put Lives at Risk
EpiPens are life-saving medical devices that contain drugs to counteract allergic reactions. For someone who relies on an EpiPen, having defective medicine inside could be fatal. Unfortunately, Mylan, the company that manufactures the EpiPen recently issued a recall.
The recall extends into seven different countries, including the United States. Two EpiPen users claimed that their device didn’t work when used while they were having allergic episodes. The EpiPens that were recalled were manufactured in December 2015 and July 2016.
Mylan stated that if even one EpiPen didn’t work correctly, that was too many. Their recall included thirteen lots of the devices.
People who need EpiPens may suffer severe medical complications if they don’t work correctly. Anaphylactic shock can result in some situations, which can lead to death.
As your St. Louis defective drug attorney, we want you to know that we take these types of recalls very seriously. You are placing your faith in a drug that you expect to work properly. There is no excuse for it not working. Considering the additional attention Mylan has received over the last year with increased product prices, they need to be held to the highest standard of safety for their medications.
If you have recently tried to use an EpiPen and it did not work, please bring this to our attention right away. Your St. Louis defective drug attorney will fight for you to receive proper compensation.