If You Have Suffered Serious Side Effects or Injuries from a Medication: Get the Right Medication Injury Lawyers on Your Side Now
When we take prescription or over-the-counter medicine, we do so to help or cure a medical condition or illness. But sometimes the drug itself poses a bigger problem.
In August 2013, Bayer pulled Baycol, a popular cholesterol-lowering medication, off the market after reports of 31 patient deaths. Side effects included severe muscle pain, nausea, fever and vomiting, and sometimes potentially fatal organ failure.
In October 2013, the FDA asked Ariad Pharmaceuticals to pull their cancer drug ponatinib off the market after nearly half of the patients in the drug’s clinical trial began experiencing heart attacks, strokes, loss of blood flow to the extremities, and severe narrowing of blood vessels in the extremities, heart and brain.
Drug companies continue to market their products aggressively, claiming cures and safety. Yet in 2013 alone, major pharmaceutical companies took 60 different medications off the market due to serious side effects, including death.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: GET THE RIGHT LEGAL PROTECTION WORKING FOR YOU NOW
These are just a few of the drugs that have been either recalled or reported to have caused potentially serious side effects:
- ACE inhibitors
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Mirena IUD
- Ortho Evra Patch
- YAZ / Yasmin
Most medication injuries are caused by serious side effects. These can include:
- Stroke or heart attack
- Kidney or liver damage
- Psychological effects including depression and anxiety
- Extreme weight gain
- High blood pressure
Though all medicines are legally required to carry a written warning of potential side effects, too many have not been adequately tested before being put on the market, or they are released without warnings about the drug’s potential side effects.
FACING DOWN A DRUG COMPANY: GET THE RIGHT LEGAL TEAM ON YOUR SIDE
If you or someone you care about has experienced serious injuries or severe side effects from a drug, you must get the right medication injuries attorneys fighting for you now.
Whether or not the drug has been officially recalled, our experienced personal injury attorneys will know how to gather the necessary medical and scientific evidence to build your claim—even if you are suffering serious side effects from a drug taken months or years ago.
Our Philadelphia-based medication injury lawyers have successfully served clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the surrounding states for decades. We will fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to, including compensation for medical bills, lost wages and benefits, disability, and pain and suffering.
The personal injury attorneys at Gay & Chacker have decades of experience in facing down powerful drug companies and their defense attorneys and insurance companies. Our lawyers have the legal experience, negotiation skills and information needed to build a strong and winning case. We know how to deal with the loopholes insurance companies and defense attorneys use to avoid paying medication injury victims what they are owed. We are also adept at standing up to arguments that claim your injuries were not due to their medication.
Our Philadelphia medication injury attorneys can also build a claim if you suffered serious injuries from being given the wrong prescription, dosage or drug use instructions from a pharmacy, or an incorrectly labeled medication.
If you have suffered serious or potentially dangerous side effects from a prescription or over-the-counter drug, contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
There is no risk or obligation. We charge you no legal fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. Call us today at 800-529-4030 for a free consultation with a medications injuries attorney, and get started on the road to recovery.