A person suffering from a health condition, minor or severe, expects the medication prescribed to him by his doctor to effectively treat his symptoms and not expose him to any further danger. However, many drugs on the market today have been shown to cause significant harm to a consumer, and in some cases the drug’s potential for harm may even outweigh the possible benefits of the medication. You may wonder then, why people continue to take these drugs. Most often, it is because consumers are simply unaware of the risks they are exposing themselves to by merely taking their medication. People assume that if a medicine is produced by a drug manufacturing company and approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it must be safe to take. Unfortunately, many drugs currently on the market have the potential to cause significant, life-altering harm, including catastrophic side effects, horrible diseases and fatal birth defects in infants exposed to the drug during pregnancy.
Anyone that has been inflicted with a severe injury, life threatening disease or side effect that has change the course of their life due to a prescription drug needs to evaluate if they should sue the drug manufacturer that caused their injury.
With record numbers of patients suffering injuries or dying as a result of medication side effects, many wonder why such dangerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs are allowed on the market. Unfortunately, even with federal regulations in place to ensure the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical drugs, statistics show that 4.5 million Americans visit their doctor or an emergency room every year because of a drug complication. Fortunately, there are drug injury lawyers across the country who are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers harmed by side effects of potentially dangerous drugs, and helping them pursue the compensation they deserve for their injuries.