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Why Would a Doctor Prescribe a Dangerous Drug?

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Dangerous drugs are those medications that have such adverse side effects that the risk of taking them often is greater than the potential benefits.

Dangerous drugs can include prescription medications or over-the-counter pills. They can be prescribed by your doctor and provided by a pharmacist but still cause serious — even fatal — injury.

A doctor may prescribe a dangerous drug if he or she feels there are no other plausible treatment alternatives. In such cases, they should discuss the dangers of the drug with you prior to prescribing it, and make sure you fully understand the risks.

Some physicians may also have a tie to a drug manufacturer, leading to an illegal and inappropriate relationship in which they are compensated for prescribing certain drugs, even if they are dangerous. Additionally, some doctors are issued warnings about drugs but may neglect to communicate those concerns appropriately to their patients.

If a medication hurt you or you've suffered an injury and believe it's the result of a dangerous drug prescribed by a physician, contact our office as soon as possible. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation. 

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