Omaha Dangerous Drug Lawyers
It seems that every day new prescription drugs are being developed to treat a host of medical issues, which is great news for those who are in need of them. The problem, however, is the speed at which these drugs are being put on the market, and consumers are experiencing negative side effects, some of which can be fatal or life-threatening to the user. Touted for their benefits, many prescription drugs have been found to cause serious harm to the user.
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) shows 874,116 total instances of negative side effects from prescription drugs. That same year, over 98,000 deaths resulted from these adverse events, and over 573,000 resulted in an outcome the FDA deemed to be “serious.”
If you or a loved one have suffered adverse side effects from a drug that was prescribed to you which caused pain and suffering or loss of life, you may be entitled to compensation.
To find out how our Omaha dangerous drug attorneys can help, simply fill out Inkelaar Law’s “Free Case Evaluation” form located at the top right of the page – it’s 100% FREE to send. The experienced personal injury lawyers with our firm are available to walk you through the claims process and ensure your rights are protected.
Common Types of Dangerous Drugs
Every drug has the potential to be dangerous if abused or used outside of its intended purposes. There are, however, a growing number of prescription medications that doctors are prescribing to their patients which cause serious, unforeseen side effects, even when taken correctly and under a doctor’s orders.
Some of the drugs that have been deemed dangerous include:
- DePuy Hip Replacements
- Testosterone Therapy
If you or a loved one have taken any of the aforementioned drugs and experienced side effects that resulted in sickness, hospitalization, or any other negative outcomes, Omaha dangerous drug attorneys may be able to assist you in recovering compensation and fighting for your rights.
Side Effects of Dangerous Drugs
In many instances, pharmaceutical companies rush to advertise the benefits of the drugs they manufacture, and oftentimes this marketing blitz creates a false sense of security for the consumer, who is not informed of the possible fatal consequences of taking their newly prescribed “cure-all” medication.
Unfortunately, some of these consumers also experience serious side effects that may be life-threatening. With this in mind, it’s important to pay attention to how you feel after taking any prescription drug – especially if you have been prescribed a drug deemed to be dangerous.
Some of the most common types of side effects that users may experience after taking a dangerous prescription drug can include:
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Blood clots
- Congestive heart failure
- Tardive Dyskinesia, a neurological disorder
- Aseptic meningitis
- Light sensitivity
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
- Birth defects
- …to name a few.
It’s also important to note that many dangerous side effects from prescription drugs usually come without warning, so it is necessary to research the drug you are prescribed as thoroughly as possible.
Furthermore, any perceived side effects should be reported to a medical professional immediately and no side effect should be ignored, as the symptoms of many of these side effects may present themselves as a lesser issue.
After seeking medical attention, you should seek legal representation by an Omaha dangerous drugs attorney who is experienced in dangerous drug claims.
Contact Our Omaha Dangerous Drug Attorneys Today
It’s an unfortunate reality that pharmaceutical companies and other similar corporations often have no regard for the health or well-being of those that consume their products. It’s the shareholders and owners of these companies that their primary concern.
Keeping this in mind, the Omaha dangerous drug attorneys at our firm have over 35 years of combined legal experience in the personal injury litigation field and are committed to righting for the rights of those that have been injured.
With offices in Omaha and Lincoln, at Inkelaar Law we have the resources, knowledge and desire to help you and your loved ones fight for your rights.