Roanoke Dangerous Drugs Attorney
According to Statista, there were 4.22 billion prescription drugs dispensed in 2019 across the United States. While we, as a nation and world, owe much of our greater life expectancy these past five decades to the thousands of life-saving drugs that have been invented, thousands of people die, and hundreds of thousands suffer serious injuries and debilitating illnesses, caused by defective and downright dangerous drugs. If you were injured or became ill because you were prescribed a dangerous medication, you have the ability to hold the manufacturer responsible for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, loss of joy of life, emotional distress, and pain and suffering, among others. The experienced Roanoke dangerous drug attorneys at the MichieHamlett have gone up against the largest pharmaceutical corporations in the world and won large verdicts and settlements for our clients, and can provide these results for you as well.
Common Dangerous and Defective Drugs That Cause Serious Medical Complications
The three most dangerous drugs (tobacco, alcohol, and opioids) are all legal. So too are the following types of drugs, which are known to cause everything from birth defects, stroke, heart attack, and suicidal thoughts. GoodRx reported that there are 300 drugs that are associated with drug-induced lung disease. According to Drug Watch, the following list contains some of the most widely used dangerous types and brands of medications:
- Proton Pump Inhibitors such as Nexium and Prilosec;
- Talcum Powder;
- Risperdal; and
Other frequently used over the counter and prescription drugs that cause serious side effects include:
- All types of opioid pain medications;
- Bromocriptine; and
- Cough medicines; and
Medical Complications From Dangerous Drugs
Depending on the type of drug that you were prescribed or purchased over the counter, you may have experienced one or more of the serious side effects:
- Eye damage;
- Heart attack or other heart issues;
- Kidney damage;
- Liver damage;
- Suicide or attempted suicide;
- Birth defects; and
Some side effects will be temporary and may require additional medical treatment, while other medications may cause permanent disability or even death. If a loved one was killed because of a dangerous drug, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf.
Contact a Roanoke Attorney Who Handles Dangerous Drug Cases
Whether you are taking a drug in pill form or IV, short-term to bring your body back into homeostasis, or long-term to manage symptoms, no drug should negatively impact your health. If there are side effects or risks, you should be properly warned of them by the drug manufacturer in advance. If you or a loved one has suffered harm since taking a prescription drug, you need to talk to a skilled Roanoke dangerous drugs attorney at MichieHamlett. We understand how to go up against the big companies that manufacture these drugs and how to create a solid case so that you receive maximum compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.