People get sick and hurt every day. There is no one who is completely immune from these things and at some time it is most likely bound to happen. There are also many drug companies who have developed drugs to help either cure people of at least diminish the effects of these illnesses or injuries. These drugs can be very helpful when taken correctly, and in some cases even save lives.
People rely on the drug companies to make safe drugs that will have their intended effect. They assume that when they take the medication according to the prescription or directions on the bottle, that it will be safe. Any time someone takes a drug, there can be side effects though. People assume these things, but they want to be informed at least prior to taking the drug. That way they can at least know the risks ahead of time and make the proper decision about whether to take the drug and how to take it.
Unfortunately, not all drug companies follow the rules and they create defective drugs or do not warn people of all the potential side effects. This negligence can lead to even more serious health conditions as a result. People will then need even more medical care to correct the problems created by the defective drug, which can be very costly. The new health problems can also force people to change their lives, potentially lose their jobs and not be able to enjoy activities they enjoyed before.
Victims of defective drugs may be able to receive compensation for their injuries though. The pharmaceutical companies may be liable to compensate the victim for the damages. At our firm, we have represented many individuals who have suffered injuries from drugs such as Xarelto, Zofran, Taxotere, Levaquin, Invokana and others. We understand how difficult it can be when a person suffers after using a drug they thought would be safe. Please visit our pharmaceutical injury page on our website for more information.