Dangerous Drug Lawyer in Chicago
Do you need a dangerous drug lawyer to represent you?
Every day, thousands of Americans visit medical facilities to receive treatments for injuries, ailments, or for routine checkups. We expect the prescriptions that our doctors recommend are safe, and will have the affects on our bodies the manufacturers say they will. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Pharmaceuticals sometimes have dangerous side effects that are not included on warning labels. Pharmaceutical companies sometimes release dangerous drugs into the marketplace with potential dangers that weren’t uncovered during clinical trials, or were discovered but not announced to the public.
These defective and dangerous drugs can create terrible effects on the bodies of those who take them, even death in extreme cases. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with protecting American consumers from these dangerous drugs. The FDA can take several actions when they learn about a dangerous drug.
- The FDA has recalled many drugs over the years for their dangerous side effects.
- Other drugs are given “black box warnings,” which require a strict warning with a bold black border be placed prominently either on the packaging or inside it, signifying that the drug carries significant risks of severe and even lethal side effects.
Some drugs companies recall their product voluntarily when they discover dangerous side effects, however, some do not.
Common Dangerous Drug Side Effects
Dangerous drug side effects vary greatly, depending on the drug. However, some of the most common dangerous side effects from prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are:
- Cardiac Arrest (Heart Attack)
- Liver Damage or Complete Liver Failure in Extreme Cases
- Kidney Problems
- Physical Debilitation
- Pulmonary Embolisms
- Blood Clots
- Reproductive Damage
Have you taken a dangerous drug? Call a dangerous drug lawyer.
Many medical devices and drugs, both prescription and over the counter, have made headlines recently for dangerous and even deadly side effects. If you have taken any of the following drugs and experienced serious side effects, an experienced dangerous drug lawyer from Balkin & Mausner can help you.
List of potential drugs include:
- Ortho Evra
- Gadolinium/MRI/MRA Dye
- Hydroxycut Press Release
- Medtronic Cardiac Leads
- ReNu/Bausch & Lomb
- Seroquel and Cardiac Death
These accidents can cause serious damage including: causing traumatic brain injury, long-term physical disabilities, dismemberment, and even death.