Defective Drugs Salt Lake City


Norman J. Younker and his team at Fabian Clendenin are focused on helping victims of defective drugs receive compensation for their injuries. Defective drugs are those that should not have entered the market because they were improperly made or are dangerous to the public. Mr. Younker works with victims to help them recover from their personal injuries as a result of defective drugs.

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A defective drug is a drug that, to begin with, that probably should never have been put into the market. A drug that is often prescribed by a treating physician or sometimes just bought over-the-counter that winds up causing serious injury. A defective drug case must be brought within 2 years of the date of discovering the injury that was created by the drug. The key to handling an effective drug case is, if you can, to get the drug itself. Do not throw anything away, because often, we will have those analyzed by our own pharmacologists or our own chemists. The end result that we're looking for on a drug case, or really any medically-related case is, Number 1, to stop the continuing manufacture and distribution of a dangerous product so that other people aren't injured. Then Number 2, to obtain a judgment or an award for our clients that will reimburse them for all of their past or future medical expenses, all of their lost wages past or future. Then in addition to that compensation for what's called non- economic damages, and that is the emotional trauma; the pain, the suffering, the disability. One of the main things I would emphasize if you think you have a dangerous drug case or pharmaceutical case, do not throw anything away. Save the rest of those pills, save the patch. If all you have left is a prescription or even only the container, save it, because we will need to see that.

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (801) 335-6467.

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