Find out if you have a dangerous drug claim
Dangerous drugs can include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines consumers take to improve their health. However, some medications have serious side effects that, when weighed against the benefits, are found more harmful than helpful. Manufacturers have a responsibility to protect people from being harmed by dangerous drugs and substances. The injuries caused by long-term exposure to prescription drugs and over-the-counter supplements are often permanent and life-threatening. These injuries may include birth injury; damage to organs, such as the heart, liver or kidneys; damage to the brain or nervous system; and many types of cancer.
For example, in 1989 the FDA issued a nationwide recall of all over-the-counter dietary supplements providing 100 milligrams or more of L-TRYPTOPHAN due to its association with Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome (EMS). Symptoms of EMS include fatigue, shortness of breath, rash, swelling of the extremities, and in some cases congestive heart failure.
Likewise, Prempro and other hormone replacement therapy drugs can cause pulmonary embolism, strokes, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in some women. Ephedra is known as a nutritional supplement, which in reality is a dangerous drug that can cause fatal heart attacks and stroke. Accutane has many side effects, including severe gastrointestinal problems. Finally, many cholesterol drugs have serious side effects, and Baycol has been withdrawn from the market for kidney damage (rhabdomyolysis).
If you or a loved one believe you may have been injured by drug or supplement side effects, you should call us now at 1-800-THE-EAGLE (1-800-843-3245) or SUBMIT A SHORT AND SIMPLE CASE FORM HERE. You may have a dangerous drug lawsuit and be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For more information about a personal injury attorney investigating dangerous substances at Goldberg & Osborne, email us now.