Most people, at some point in their lives, will need to take medication, either over-the-counter or prescription, to overcome one illness or another. Most people will not even think twice about taking those drugs, especially when doctors say they will make you feel better or improve your health. In recent years though, an increasing amount of drugs put on the market have been taken off the shelf or recalled because of their potentially dangerous side effects. Unfortunately, many drugs have already caused serious injury and even death to some consumers. Our affiliated Kentucky dangerous drug attorneys at Attorney Group for Kentucky have the experience necessary in preparing dangerous drug cases.
Risk of Dangerous Drugs
New drugs are put on the market each year with pharmaceutical companies advertising these drugs to have great benefits regardless of the possibility that some of them can have dangerous side effects. Unfortunately, some of these advertising claims can be false and misleading and people are far too often victims of serious injury and even wrongful death due to complications from dangerous drugs. Some of the potentially dangerous side effects involved with using defective drugs include the following:
- Heart attack
- Stomach ulcers
- High blood pressure
- Vision problems
- Depression or suicide
- Swelling of the extremities
- Increased risk of stroke
You should see a doctor immediately if you have suffered any of these symptoms and also save a copy of your medical records should you decide to contact Kentucky dangerous drug attorneys to make a claim.
In some cases, makers of drugs rush their product to market without thoroughly investigating possible complications. The pharmaceutical industry has major financial interests and some companies have even tried to hide any negative test results that could prove adverse side effects of their drug so they can get it on the market as fast as possible when in fact some of those drugs can cause more harm than good. The following is a partial list of medications that could have harmful side effects:
- Duragesic Patch
- Ortho Evra
- Paxil (Paroxetine)
- Prozac (Fluoxetine)
Kentucky Dangerous Drug Attorneys
If you have suffered serious side effects from a removed or recalled drug, contact us at Attorney Group for Kentucky. We will match you with Kentucky dangerous drug attorneys who will evaluate your case, advise you of your legal options and determine the best strategy for preparing your claim. They are prepared to seek compensation for your injury from a dangerous drug. All Kentucky dangerous drug attorneys on our team have the knowledge needed to handle the complicated issues of a pharmaceutical case.