Dangerous Medicines FAQ
- What is a dangerous medicine?
- How are some dangerous drugs still available?
- What can I do to try and avoid taking a dangerous medicine?
- Why should I hire a dangerous medicines attorney?
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What is a dangerous medicine?
A dangerous medicine can be any medication prescribed to you that causes severe side effects. Some people can develop serious medical complications and problems from drugs meant to help and cure them. Though all drugs must be approved and tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some can cause various unexpected side effects once they've been released for distribution. If it is determined that a drug causes too many or too serious side effects, the FDA will either recall the drug or issue a warning to consumers about the dangers of the drug.
How are some dangerous drugs still available?
A dangerous drug that does not cause frequent enough or serious enough side effects, may not warrant a recall by the FDA. Another reason might be that the testing or screening done on the drug were skewed and caused the medication to look safer than it actually was. Even drugs that aren't listed as dangerous medicines, have the potential to cause different reactions in different individuals.
It is important that if you feel you've suffered from a dangerous or potentially dangerous medicine, that you contact one of our experienced dangerous drugs attorney at Brumbaugh, Mu & King, P.A. immediately for a free consultation!
What can I do to try and avoid taking a dangerous medicine?
You should always discuss a drug's potential risks and dangers with your doctor or healthcare provider before taking it. Once you've thoroughly discussed the drug's benefits, usage directions, and dangers, you can make a more informed decision about whether to take the medicine or to request a different drug for treatment.
Many of the medical complications and side effects caused by a dangerous medicine arise after a patient stops taking the drug and suffers withdrawals. It is important that if you are currently taking a prescription that is considered a dangerous drug, that you do not abruptly stop taking it without first consulting your prescribing doctor about what you should do.
Why should I hire a dangerous medicines attorney?
By hiring an experienced dangerous medicines attorney with Brumbaugh, Mu & King, P.A., you are insuring that your dangerous medicine claim receives the aggressive representation it needs to recover compensation for the economic and non-economic losses that you may have suffered as a result of taking the dangerous drug. Losses could include all medical costs (past, present and future), any permanent disability, lost wages, therapy costs, mental anguish, and/or pain and suffering. Since, dangerous medicine claims can be very complicated and time consuming, a knowledgeable lawyer and case manager will be dedicated to your claim. This allows you to focus on the treatment and recovery needed for the side effects you've suffered due to the dangerous medicine, instead of battling insurance and pharmaceutical companies.
If you or a loved one has suffered side effects from a dangerous medicine, then we urge you to call
one of our North Carolina Dangerous Medicines Attorneys today at (800) 635-1683!
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