Prescription and over-the-counter medications are expected to provide therapeutic benefits for users, without exposing them to an unreasonable risk of injury, illness or death. However, there are plenty of pharmaceutical drugs currently on the market in the United States that have been linked to an alleged risk of serious and even potentially life-threatening side effects, yet they remain on the market for consumer use. If you believe you have been harmed by side effects of a defective medication, contact a knowledgeable defective drug injury lawyer today for legal help. With a qualified attorney on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries and medical bills.
No matter how safe a medication may seem on TV or in the pamphlet provided by your doctor, no drug is 100% free of side effects. Even birth control medications like Ortho Evra and Depo-Provera, designed to provide women with short-term protection against pregnancy, have been linked to a devastating neurological condition called pseudotumor cerebri, occurring when increased pressure inside the skull causes false brain tumor symptoms like migraine headaches, ringing in the ears and changes in vision possibly leading to permanent blindness. Also, some medications marketed for use among pregnant women, like the anti-nausea drug Zofran, have the potential to interfere with the development of the fetus during the early stages of pregnancy, and can cause serious birth defects in babies.
Some defective drug injuries may occur as soon as you start taking the medication, while others may not arise for weeks, months, or even years after initiating treatment. This can make it extremely difficult to establish a connection between your pharmaceutical drug use and the associated side effect when pursuing compensation for your injuries and medical bills, which is why it is so important to hire the experienced defective drug lawyers at Monroe Law Group to represent your claim. Defective drug attorneys have extensive experience in protecting the rights of consumers harmed by dangerous medications, and can access experts in such areas as pharmacology, biology and medicine, as well as any documents that may prove vital should your case go to trial, like medical records, warning letters and clinical trial results.
No one knows more about a medication than its manufacturer, and some drug companies are aware of the potential for their medication to cause devastating side effects in users, yet choose to withhold this information from consumers, medical professionals and federal regulators, in an effort to protect their bottom line. Once a drug manufacturer becomes aware of a potential risk, the company can design studies that appear to support the benefits of the medication, but don’t actually provide enough details about the potential risk, either because the study isn’t large enough to show risks, because the study population is inappropriate, or because the drug is compared to similar medications that have similar risks. In some cases, researchers may even tweak study results by excluding certain subjects from the final results, or by changing the research findings altogether.
The unfortunate truth is that, even while concealing the risks of their medication, drug manufacturing companies are also making sure it is being prescribed, either by offering kickbacks to doctors for recommending the drug to patients, or by using aggressive marketing techniques that directly target the consumer. If you took a prescription or over-the-counter medication, and you have since suffered one or more serious side effects allegedly caused by the drug, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. Consult the experienced defective drug lawyers at Monroe Law Group as soon as possible to discuss your options for legal recourse.
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