Dangerous Prescription Drugs FAQs
What is a Dangerous Drug?
This can be any kind of drug that is prescribed to you or that you buy over-the-counter that causes extreme side effects. Medications can effect people differently and they can sometimes cause serious medical complications and problems when they were taken in order to help a person.
Once a drug causes enough dangerous side effects in a substantial amount of patients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will get involved and investigate the dangers of a particular drug. Once the FDA investigates and determines a drugs’ side effects are too dangerous, they will either issue a warning so to alert people who are consuming the drug or they will recall the drug all together.
If a Drug is Dangerous, Why is it Still Available?
There are a number of explanations of how a dangerous drug is able to make it into your system without being recalled. If the FDA does not see that the potentially dangerous side effects caused by the drug are serious or frequent enough, they may not issue a recall. Another explanation could be that the results from a drugs testing could be skewed or manipulated so to make the drug appear less dangerous and safer than it really is.
If you or someone you love has experienced injuries or further medical problems and you believe a prescription or over-the-counter drug is to blame, please contact one of our experienced Alabama prescription drug attorneys for a free and confidential consultation to see if you are entitled to compensation.
How Can I Avoid Severe Side Effects from a Drug?
A person’s best preventative action in combating dangerous drugs is to always speak with your doctor prior to starting a new medication so to learn about all of the dangers and potential side effects a drug is capable of. Once you learn all known information regarding a drug, you are more capable of making an informed decision in regards to starting a medication.
Once you learn a medication you are taking is dangerous, do not suddenly stop taking the drug before you consult with your doctor about what to do. So many of the dangers exist when a person abruptly stops taking a medication and starts to experience withdrawals.
Do you Have an Alabama Personal Injury Claim Against a Dangerous Drug?
A medication should never be allowed to cause harm to a consumer. Filing an Alabama dangerous drug claim will allow you to recover financially from the losses you or your loved once has suffered after taking a dangerous medication. If you or someone you love has been injured from a dangerous drug, you could possibly receive compensation for:
- Permanent Disability
- Medical Costs
- Future Medical Costs
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Lost Wages
- Future Lost Wages
- Physical Therapy Costs
- Prescription Costs
Please contact the experienced Alabama Personal Injury Attorneys of Farris, Riley & Pitt if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of taking a dangerous drug. Our legal consultations are always free and confidential. Call 205.324.1212