Defective Drugs. Their Damage and Impact
Every day there seems to be a new prescription drug that is supposed to cure every illness known to man. Unfortunately, while some of these drugs can be helpful, a lot of them have dangerous side effects that can lead to fatal results. What’s worse, many of the pharmaceutical companies have falsified their studies, minimizing the risks of taking their drugs when in fact the effects were more serious than believed. Drugs such as Zyprexa and Yaz have actually caused numerous deaths and left many with serious illnesses as a result of taking them as prescribed.
The pharmaceutical industry has been putting their corporate profits – which is in the tens of billions of dollars every year – ahead of public safety. The personal injury attorneys at the Malaise Law Firm feel strongly that the industry must be held accountable for defective drugs they have put on the market without proper warnings or even concern over the consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured or made ill due to a prescription drug, contact our office to find out what your legal options are.
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Some of the serious effects of current popular drugs can include heart attacks, liver damage, kidney failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a host of others. For those unfamiliar with the previously mentioned medications, Zyprexa and Yaz are prescription drugs used to treat known medical disorders and conditions. Zyprexa is an antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia and help improve mood. However, it can come with some side effects including seizures, muscle tremors, and even weight gain. Yaz serves as an oral contraceptive drug for women. Despite its usefulness, it can come with a slew of side effects as well, some even fatal. Recently, a published study acknowledged certain conditions were present under the use of this drug. Such findings included women who have suffered strokes and other severe conditions under the use of this drug. Despite such findings, these medications continue to function as prescription drugs.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or have been made wrongfully ill, you may be entitled to financial compensation. In personal injury cases where individuals have been injured by potentially defective drugs, it is important to act quickly to preserve evidence and investigate the injury. Further, you must file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires.
A statute of limitation is a time limitation for beginning legal action. Such law prevents lawyers from proceeding with a lawsuit. If you delay filing your claim, the statute of limitation can expire. Afterward, you may lose your rights to compensation. If you need further information, contact us today and we will begin looking into your case.
Our caring attorneys can review your medical data and discuss the merits of your case. If you have seriously been affected, you may be able to get monetary compensation for any medical costs you may have incurred as a result of the drug. Whether we aggressively pursue a settlement through negotiation or take your case to trial, you can feel confident in the Malaise Law Firm. We will do everything possible to get compensation on your behalf.
This blog was originally published Dec 19, 2014, and has been updated as of Dec 14, 2018.