What to Do If You've Been Hurt by a Dangerous Drug
If you are like most people, you put your trust in pharmaceutical companies to have done the required research necessary to provide safe and effective drugs to the people who need them.
However, in some cases the research may not have been extensive enough. Sometimes, the necessary safety precautions simply have not been taken. The result is that hundreds or thousands of patients are exposed to hazardous side effects from dangerous drugs.
Although the Federal Drug Administration approves the drugs, oversights are not unheard of. The FDA relies on information and research from the pharmaceutical companies. If those records are incomplete or misleading, risky drugs can be marketed to the public.Take These Steps If You Have Been Hurt by a Drug
After taking your prescription medication, if you have encountered any significant side effects, such as permanent organ damage, brain damage, or damage to your nervous system, you may be entitled to compensation from the pharmaceutical company. If you think you may have a case, here are the few steps you must take:
- See a doctor. Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs are not to be messed with. First and foremost you need to get your health back so you can limit the permanent damage and regain your quality of life. Talk to your doctor and get the treatment you need.
- Document everything. While you are getting treatment for the negative side effects that you experienced, you will want to keep a record of all of the information your health care team provides. This is especially important when you are attempting to prove that your injuries were a result of side effects of a drug, rather than results of your illness. Have your doctor write down as much information as possible during your visits and keep it on file.
- Talk to a lawyer. When you are feeling better, contact us. You can focus on recovering while our experienced attorneys focus on getting you the settlement you deserve.
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. We have the experience and the compassion you need from a lawyer to help you get a fair settlement.