The U.S. Food and Drug Administration applies a thorough testing regimen to each prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug before it is made available for public use. However, this regimen does not automatically make every drug safe for every person that uses it. Many people react differently to different types of medication, and some people can experience side effects that are extremely harmful or even deadly. There are many examples of drugs that have been reported to produce dangerous or fatal side effects in users, such as:
If you have been harmed by a dangerous drug, it may be beneficial for you to contact a Providence injury lawyer for help. You may be entitled to compensation from several sources, and a lawyer can take action on your behalf that will improve your chances of obtaining the full compensation you deserve.
Drug companies can still be held liable for injuries or deaths that come from use of their drugs, regardless of whether or not the drug possesses FDA approval. Doctors who incorrectly prescribe drugs, or prescribe drugs without first knowing how they will react in a patient, can also be held responsible for injuries or deaths. Pharmacists, as well, have a responsibility to ensure patient safety when it comes to drug use, and can be held liable for providing incorrect prescriptions or prescriptions in the wrong dosage.
If you are a Rhode Island resident that has recently suffered from an injury or illness as a result of a dangerous drug, D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC can provide you with assistance. We will investigate your case in order to establish liability for the damages you have sustained, and aggressively seek compensation that is meant to cover the costs associated with your injury.
Contact a Providence personal injury attorney who can fight for restitution for any injury you have sustained as a result of taking a dangerous drug.