The specific consequences of a prescription drug injury depend on several factors, including the medication causing the injury, the defect in the medication, and the person who was hurt. There is a long list of potential injuries; however, there are also some significant injuries that harm people who take more than one medication.
Three Conditions Related to More Than One Dangerous Drug
Some of the serious medical conditions that may result from a defective or dangerous drug include:
- Cancer. Different types of medications, including popular medications used to treat diabetes, have been linked to various types of cancer.
- Heart attacks. Medications, including those used to treat pain, diabetes, and other medication issues have been linked to heart attacks.
- Steven-Johnson syndrome. This rare but serious—and potentially fatal—condition has been linked to different kinds of medications including those used to treat infections, gout, and hepatitis C.
If you develop symptoms of any of these conditions, or any other physical problems, then it is important to get immediate medical attention so that a diagnosis can be made and a treatment plan can be developed before the condition progresses.
And It Is Important to Protect Your Legal Rights
You may be able to recover financial damages in court or through a negotiated settlement if you can prove that your injuries were the result of a pharmaceutical company’s negligent or intentional actions. More specifically, you may be able to recover damages if you were hurt because of a pharmaceutical company’s negligent design, negligent manufacturing or negligent marketing of a medication or because of the deliberate actions of the pharmaceutical company.
In order to prove that the pharmaceutical company was at fault, you will need evidence and you will have to take action. Please contact us via this website or by phone to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced pharmaceutical injury lawyer. Your time to pursue a legal recovery is limited, so please take action today.