Has Your Health Been Affected By a Dangerous Drug?
Hundreds of new drugs are manufactured and marketed in the United States each year. Each drug is regulated and approved by the FDA before it is given the green light and reaches consumers. While it is true that prescription drugs have many great medical benefits and help people with a wide range of conditions and illnesses, it is important to recognize the level of risk that is associated with them. Whether improperly manufactured or researched, or prescribed “off label” without FDA approval, prescription drugs can cause serious injuries, illnesses, or even death. If you or a loved one has taken a prescription drug that resulted in some type of serious personal injury or illness, please contact Wormington & Bollinger today. If you have been become ill as a result of taking an “off label” drug that was not approved to treat a certain condition, you may be able to pursue legal action. Furthermore, if the manufacturer of the drug did not include proper warnings of the side effects of the drug, they may be held accountable.
Common Injuries and Illnesses From Dangerous Drugs
Dangerous drugs are defined as those that have dangerous side effects or cause serious health complications, injury, or even death in patients who take them as prescribed. In some cases, these drugs may be considered defective because their side effects outweigh the benefits. Drug companies oftentimes fail to warn of the serious side effects of their drugs, which could lead to serious problems for patients who take them without knowing the possible dangers. Many dangerous drugs have been recalled from the market, however, there are still prescription drugs out there today that may cause you harm.
Drugs are approved by the FDA for certain uses, when they are prescribed “off label” for a use they were not approved for, this could lead to serious, deadly side effects. Some of the most common side effects associated with dangerous drugs include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, irritability, and fatigue. If you or someone you love has experienced any of these symptoms, you could be at risk for internal injuries or death. They may also lead to heart problems, liver conditions, kidney ailments, and more.
Contact Wormington & Bollinger Today
Here at Wormington & Bollinger, we are committed to helping those who have sustained a serious injury or illness as a result of taking a prescription drug. There is always a risk of injury or illness when taking prescription drugs, however, dangerous drugs that have not been properly researched or have been prescribed “off label” pose a more serious threat. To learn more about dangerous drugs and your legal rights against the doctor who prescribed the drug or the manufacturer, please contact our law firm today.