You’ve been given a list of side effects and you are watching closely for any symptoms that might develop after you start taking a prescription medication. Unfortunately, not every potential side effect may be included in the warning label. Sometimes, pharmaceutical companies don’t know about the risks until people have been hurt…and other times, pharmaceutical companies chose not to warn doctors and the public about known risks until it is too late.
In these kinds of situations, it is important to speak with a pharmaceutical class action lawyer as soon as possible after you’ve been hurt. A class action lawyer can help you identify others who have suffered similar injuries and can help you work together to get the recoveries that you all deserve. However, your time to file a claim and pursue a recovery is limited.
Accordingly, Take Prompt Action If You Develop Any Of These Conditions From a Medication
Sometimes, the following conditions are linked to prescription drugs:
- Heart attacks. Different types of medication—including some used to treat diabetes, kidney problems, and pain—have been associated with a higher risk of heart attacks after the medications were already on the market.
- Cancer. Different types of medication have also been linked to cancer after they have gone on the market in the United States. This includes some medicines used to treat conditions such as diabetes and lice.
- Steven-Johnson syndrome. This rare but serious medical condition has been linked to some medications used to treat gout, Hepatitis C, and infections.
If the pharmaceutical company should have reasonably discovered these risks or warned you about these risks and failed to do so then the pharmaceutical company may be responsible for paying your damages.
But You Are Going to Have to Pursue a Recovery
The pharmaceutical company is unlikely to simply provide you with a fair recovery. Instead, you are going to have to fight for it. If other people suffered similar injuries from the same drug then you can fight together with the help of a pharmaceutical class action lawyer.
To learn more about your rights or to see if there is already a class action underway, please call us at 1-800-800-5678. We would be pleased to help you protect your rights and get the recovery you deserve.