When a doctor prescribes medication, you expect it to help whatever is ailing you. You rarely think it will create new health problems; unfortunately for some, that’s exactly what some drugs do. The drugs they are prescribed either cause more health risks or fail to relieve the original problem. When this happens, you end up struggling with what was ailing you in the first place and suddenly have to deal with the drug causing new issues. If you or a loved one has been hurt because of a dangerous drug, Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP can help. Our Peru dangerous drugs lawyers can help you or your family get compensation for the harm the drug caused.
It’s common for you to hear about side effects when you’re taking a new drug, but there may be certain interactions that you don’t know about. Let’s take a look into the kind of reactions that drugs can cause and what you can do about them.
The Dangers of Drug Reactions
When your doctor prescribes a new medication, they should also take your personal health information into account. Your other health conditions, medications, and how you take the drug can all affect your health. Sometimes, the drug can have poor interactions with these other aspects of your health.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists the kinds of interactions that can occur when you’re taking a drug.
- Drug-drug interactions. If you’re taking other medications, the new drug can react to them. Unfortunately, this can result in a side effect that you didn’t know would happen.
- Drug-food/beverage interactions. There are some drugs that you’re supposed to take on an empty stomach and some that you should take with food. Drugs can react if you take them with alcohol and could have side effects like feeling tired and having slowed reactions.
- Drug-condition interactions. If you have other pre-existing conditions, the drug could cause side effects that worsen that condition. For example, taking a nasal decongestant could have a poor reaction if you already have high blood pressure.
While it’s scary to think about the ways that a drug can interact with you, your doctor should be able to identify these kinds of problems. They should know that your other medications or conditions would react with a certain drug, in which case you may need an alternative medication.
However, when you develop a serious illness or get an injury from a drug, it isn’t automatically the doctor’s fault. Sometimes, the company that manufactured the drug can be at fault. Let’s look into current drugs that are causing health problems.
What Types of Dangerous Drugs Cases Have We Reviewed?
The attorneys at our firm in Peru are familiar with cases that deal with the following drugs. If you’ve taken one of these drugs and experienced adverse health effects, you should get in touch with one of our lawyers today.
Some of these medications are meant to treat serious diseases like diabetes. For example, let’s look at Actos, which is developed by a pharmaceutical company called Takeda. Taking this drug, along with diet and exercise, can help control high blood pressure. Someone with type 2 diabetes may take this drug thinking it will help them live a healthier life. However, those filing lawsuits against Takeda claim that the drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer.
When pharmaceutical companies want to protect their profits, many innocent people suffer. In addition to specific medications like the ones above, highly-addictive painkillers are also threatening people’s lives.
Many Americans are struggling with prescription opioid addiction. The drugs include fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine. Patients can get these drugs through prescriptions, which may lead to the false notion that the drugs are safe. However, many people taking these drugs develop dependence because opioids are highly addictive. About 11.4 million people misused opioids and more than 130 people died every day from an opioid-related overdose in 2017.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an opioid addiction or a loved one has passed away from an overdose, you can seek help from a personal injury lawyer. We’ll do everything we can to get you the justice you deserve.
We Hold Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable
Pharmaceutical companies are supposed to produce drugs that help people deal with the illness or injury that’s ailing them. They should test the drugs to make sure there aren’t major health effects that could endanger someone’s wellbeing. Unfortunately, they sometimes prioritize their bottom line instead of safety.
When you’re going up against a pharmaceutical company, you may feel intimidated. It may seem that no one is listening to you and the pharmaceutical company won’t have to accept any responsibility for their negligence. But we won’t let that happen.
Our firm will stand up to pharmaceutical companies and hold them accountable for your injuries. We’ll compile the evidence needed from your medical records and see how the drug affected you and the issues it caused.
We’ll fight for you to recover the damages you’ve suffered. You may be able to get compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Loss of a normal life
When you have these costs covered, you can have peace of mind about your financial future. You’ll be able to recover without worrying about paying bills or keeping up with your other everyday expenses.
Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP Can Represent You
When you or a loved one is not in good health, it can be overwhelming to think about how you’re going to file a claim against a major pharmaceutical company. Your claim could be the way to get the treatment you or your loved one needs and deserves. Our lawyers in Peru will be at your side throughout the claims process. To get started on your case, give us a call today.