Medication can help regulate or improve many medical conditions and can be critical for many people. More than 4 million prescriptions were filled in pharmacies in the U.S. in 2016 alone, and that does not include the medications dispensed in doctor’s offices or hospitals. When you receive a prescription, you should be able to trust that your medication will make your health better – not worse. Unfortunately, many people suffer injuries from dangerous prescriptions on a regular basis.
Large pharmaceutical companies seek to make as much money as possible – and they often succeed, as Pfizer reported $52.8 billion in revenue for 2017. In the constant race for profits, these companies often push new drugs onto the market without fully ensuring they are safe for use. This results in pharmaceuticals being prescribed that may have dangerous or even life-threatening side effects.
These are only a few examples of potentially dangerous drugs on the market. If you suffered any serious and harmful side effects from a medication, you should discuss your rights with an attorney as soon as possible.
Some pharmaceuticals cause harm because a doctor should not have prescribed them in the first place. Doctors should always carefully consider numerous factors prior to writing a prescription, including:
Going up against large pharmaceutical corporations is never easy and these companies have extensive legal teams to defend against claims. At the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, our medication error attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to bring successful drug-related claims. We will advise you of your legal rights and we handle every step of the legal process for our clients. Please do not hesitate to call 203-348-2465 or contact us online to discuss your situation for free.