North Carolina Medical Malpractice: New Prescription Drugs Could Present Potential Danger | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The best VA defective drug lawyersEvery year, hundreds of new prescription drugs hit the open market. You’ve probably seen advertisements for these medications on television where they proclaim, “Ask your doctor about drug xyz” followed by the long list of potential side effects of the drug.

What these ads fail to mention is that most new medications that hit the open market are a high-risk gamble for you and your loved ones. Even with FDA approval, a prescription drug can have horrendous side effects that may wind up being deadly. Some recent examples of dangerous drugs that were taken by hundreds, if not thousands, of people include:

Roughly 32,000 people die every year in the U.S. due to adverse reactions from prescription drugs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services described unintentional drug poisoning deaths as a “worsening public health problem” and most of these fatalities are due to “misuse and abuse” of prescription drugs.  

The data indicates this problem is going to get worse. That’s why you, as a consumer, need to thoroughly study any medication before pursuing a prescription. Unfortunately, even after you’ve thoroughly studied the drug, there’s still a chance you’ll suffer adverse side effects and wind up requiring treatment, surgery, etc.

If you wind up suffering negative side effects from a prescription drug, consider giving our law firm a call for a free consultation. We possess experience handling dangerous drug cases.