We count on medicines to do many things.
We expect them to control our pain.
We expect them to keep us healthy
We don’t expect them to make us sick or, even worse, put our lives in jeopardy.
And yet, that’s exactly what happens with some drugs. They may have life-altering side effects, cause debilitating illnesses or even lead to death.
A few of the drugs believed to have serious negative effects on some patients taking them include the following:
- Testosterone therapy
- Diabetes drugs such as Actos and Duetact
Too often, these serious, and even deadly, side effects appear to have been avoidable. Sometimes, approval for drugs appears rushed and serious side effects are overlooked. Other times, drug manufacturers have been found guilty of criminal charges in concealing information related to the adverse reactions linked to their drug.
Already, some drug manufacturers have set aside billions of dollars to compensate victims.
If you have been harmed by a dangerous drug, an attorney can help you understand your legal options. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to payment for:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
Talk to a dangerous drug lawyer today to learn more and discuss your next step.