Compensation for Prescription Medication Injuries
Just because a drug is prescribed by a doctor does not mean it is safe. Prescription drugs are supposed to be thoroughly tested before they are released to the public, but many are rushed to the hands of consumers before their dangerous effects are fully discovered. Also, prescription drugs are illegal when not prescribed by a doctor because they can be dangerous and harmful when misused. Patients can suffer from serious illness or internal injury due to negligence. Examples include when a doctor prescribes the wrong drug or dosage to a patient, or when a doctor does not properly monitor a patient’s reaction to a prescription medication.
Mass Torts for Dangerous Drugs
Some drugs were approved and released to consumers only to be found to be dangerous and harmful to many people after the fact. If you have been injured because of taking any of the following prescription drugs, you could receive compensation for your damages. Some common dangerous drugs are:
- Tylenol® (Acetaminophen)
- Actos® / Duetact®
- Byetta® and Januvia®
- Yasmin®, Yaz®, and other oral contraceptives
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you file a claim against the manufacturers of these drugs if you have been injured due to serious side effects. Tylenol® can cause liver damage. Actos and Duetact have been shown to raise the risk of bladder cancer and cardiovascular problems. Byetta and Januvia can also increase the risk of cancer. Fosomax has caused many abnormally broken femur bones. Lipitor has been known to raise the risk of muscle damage, kidney damage, and liver damage. Lastly, Yasmin and Yaz have both been known to increase the risk of blood clots and related complications such as aneurysms and stroke.
Hire a South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney
If you have become sick or injured because of a dangerous drug, don’t wait another second to speak with George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers about a claim. We provide information anytime, at no cost to you, so we can help you learn whether or not you have a case. Our firm can work with associated counsel and help you get fair compensation for a defective drug. Contact us today to set up your free consultation!