Just because a drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn't mean it's risk-free.
Though they may be rare, there are dangerous side effects to many drugs. Therefore, instructions and product labeling on all drugs must be clear, concise, and easy to understand.
Any side effects or potential risks associated with the drug must be acknowledged somewhere on the product. If product manufacturers fail to do so, they can be held legally responsible.
Doctors are also responsible for warning their patients about the risks associated with the medications they're prescribing, and to do so with regards to the patient’s specific condition, other medications they may be taking, and their medical history.
Medication that fails to warn consumers of the risks involved or that is improperly prescribed can result in a stroke, birth defects, kidney failure, heart attack, cardiovascular problems, psychological problems or death, among other problems.
If a drug is dangerous or defective due to any of the above, you may have a claim against the drug manufacturer, the doctor who prescribed the drug, the hospital or clinic which provided the drug, or the pharmacy which filled your prescription.
If you've been injured by a defective drug, it's best to speak with a product liability attorney as soon as you can to get started on a claim. Such a claim can potentially get you the compensation you need and deserve.
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