Often categorized with defective drugs, dangerous drugs are generally defined as various types of medication or pharmaceuticals that cause minor to severe physical or psychological injuries to the person that has consumed the medication.
While most of these drugs need to be prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner, some of these defective products can be obtained over-the-counter (OTC) - which can often give consumers a false sense of security with the belief that the medication they are taking has little to no risk with its usage.
Have you or someone that you love suffered an injury or serious side effects after taking a prescription drug?
Types of Dangerous Drugs
Due to the large financial gains that can be made by pharmaceutical companies that produce a successful product, in many cases drugs are rushed into the market without having been tested thoroughly.
Despite being regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this often results in many drugs being released without knowing the potential long-term side effects that they may cause.
Some of the drugs that can be harmful to consumers include:
|Drug Name||Drug Manufacturer|
|Cordarone||Wyeth Pharms Inc|
|Ephedra||Merck & Co|
|Fosamax||Merck & Co|
|NuvaRing||Merck & Co|
|Pradaxa||Boehringer Ingleheim Pharmaceuticals|
|Vioxx||Merck & Co|
|Yasmin||Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals|
|Yaz||Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals|
Its important to note that the FDA often allows the broad release of medications into the marketplace that have not been comprehensively tested. Their only requirement is that manufacturers must simply add a disclaimer to the advertising or packing material.
Common Symptoms and Side Effects
As there can be many different ingredients in a pharmaceutical product, the possibility exists that people can have very different reactions to those ingredients.
Some of the most common symptoms of a drug negatively affecting an individual can include (but are not limited to):
- Severe psychological changes
- Suicidal thoughts
- Birth defects
- Skin rashes and irritation
- High blood pressure
- Cardiac arrest
- Respiratory problems
- Intestinal disorders
- Kidney and liver damage
. Just to name a few.
If you or someone you love begins to exhibit these symptoms after taking any new type of medication, it is a wise decision to seek urgent medical care to help determine the cause of these symptoms. The injured person may have become a victim of a dangerous drug.
Need Help? Contact Our Windsor Dangerous Drug Lawyers Today
The entire team at Greg Monforton and Partners understand and appreciate the stresses that can be placed on individuals and their families when a loved one suffers a serious personal injury. With this in mind, we can help to stand up against large pharmaceutical companies to fight for your rights.
By establishing if there is a direct relationship between a specific drug and a related injury, we can guide those that have suffered due to a defective drug through the entire personal injury litigation process.
Our office is located in Windsor Ontario and we proudly provide cost-effective legal counsel to dangerous drug victims throughout the province including:
. And most of the suburbs and towns that surround these areas.
To learn more about how we can help fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation, contact us today at (866) 320-4770. We have staff ready to take your call and after some initial brief questions about your inquiry, you will be quickly connected to one of our skilled lawyers.
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