Many things have improved with time in this country. When it comes to pain, people no longer have to grin and bear it. If you have a severe headache, you can reach for an aspirin to make it go away. If you have a more serious illness, modern medicine often has a medication to help you manage, treat, or even cure your sickness. But what happens when that medicine makes you worse instead of better?
Unfortunately, not every medication available to consumers and patients is safe. If a hazardous drug hurts you or your family member, a Titusville dangerous drugs lawyer can help you determine whether you are entitled to compensation. Contact our tenacious team of personal injury attorneys at Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law today to schedule a consultation.
People take medication to cure or manage all types of illnesses and injuries. Not every remedy is perfect. In fact, most medicine has some adverse side effects, especially when people take it incorrectly. Even common, over-the-counter drugs have the potential to hurt someone. For example, if an individual takes too much Tylenol, they can end up with liver failure or overdose. Just because a medication has side effects does not make it inherently dangerous. However, those adverse effects cannot outweigh the drug’s potential benefits.
Before releasing a new drug to the American public, pharmaceutical manufacturers must thoroughly test it to see if it works and to look for any potential problems. If the testing reveals that the drug causes unwanted side effects or counteracts with another medication, the manufacturer needs to disclose that in a manner that a reasonable consumer could clearly see. This could be on a pill bottle or an insert included with the drug.
Sadly, many drug manufacturers rush through the testing process to make a profit. Our detailed Titusville attorneys can review a pharmaceutical company’s testing protocol to see if it complied with the government’s standards and whether the drug had adequate warnings about its potential adverse effects.
Even if a drug is inherently safe and includes appropriate warnings of any side effects, serious illnesses can still occur when people act negligently or recklessly.
Not every patient reacts the same to medicine. Before doctors give their patients any medication, they need to be aware of their medical history. They need to know if those patients are taking any other medicine and if they have any conditions that could cause a problem. In addition, they must consider the patient’s body mass and age to ensure that the patient receives the correct dosage.
Pharmacists also have a responsibility to their customers. They must carefully fulfill their prescriptions and include all drug instructions and warnings. Even a slight typographical error, such as increasing the dosage, can cause a devastating result.
Our dedicated team of Titusville lawyers are specialists in litigation involving dangerous drugs. In addition, we have previously represented large corporations and insurance companies. This prior inside knowledge gives us a unique understanding of the tactics they might try to use and allows us to better represent our clients.
If you believe a dangerous medication hurt you or your loved one, reach out for legal assistance as soon as you are able. Many people are afraid of hiring lawyers because they assume it will be too expensive. However, our firm never charges any upfront fees or costs; we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for you.
A Titusville dangerous drugs lawyer has many years of experience in trial and is not afraid to face large pharmaceutical companies and hospitals on your behalf. Let our legal team advocate for you. Contact Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law today.