Every year, thousands of individuals are seriously injured or die from prescription and over-the-counter drugs they believed to be safe. Patients trust individuals in the medical profession, including pharmacists, to provide medications that will not harm them.
In the U.S., approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or a prescription from a doctor the patient knows and trusts is enough for most people to assume a high degree of safety. Still, dangerous drug injuries happen with alarming frequency.
Unfortunately, the FDA inadequately tests some dangerous drugs before they are made available to the public. In some cases, medications do not have sufficient warnings on their labels, leading to serious illnesses ranging from high blood pressure to liver failure.
Drug manufacturers have a duty to carry out extensive research on the possible effects of any product before it is approved for sale to the public. Unfortunately, far from helping people to overcome illness and disease, some pharmaceutical manufacturers have actually harmed consumers.
If you've suffered in any way because of a dangerous drug, please contact the Norfolk, Virginia attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman. Call us today for a free case review at (800) 361-0430.
Tragic Results from Dangerous Drugs
The pharmaceutical industry, spurred on by potential profits, sometimes rushes into launching products before their long-term side effects have been fully realized. The FDA is expected to protect our interests, but may allow manufacturers to carry out vital tests on their own products, thus bypassing an essential step in ensuring our well-being.
It is a sad fact that the consequences of some dangerous prescription or over-the-counter drugs are not seen until the damage has already been done, including:
- Hemorrhages leading to a stroke, which may prove fatal
- Heart attack
- Internal organ damage
- Depression which may lead to suicide
A Helping Hand
A recall of such products may save others from injury, but it is too late for those already affected. If you or your family is affected by dangerous drug injuries, you need help to pursue your claim for compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, possible loss of earnings caused by your injury, and pain and suffering. Acting quickly to pursue your claim is a wise decision.
Our attorneys have years of experience dealing with dangerous drug injuries and dangerous drugs, including:
- Januvia, Byetta, Janumet, and Victoza
- Contaminated steroid injections
- Talcum powder and ovarian cancer
- Testosterone replacement therapy for women and men
- Transvaginal mesh
- Actos diabetes
- Darvon and Darvocet
In Virginia, people trust Kalfus & Nachman, Attorneys at Law to assist with every step of pursuing a personal injury case. Our product liability lawyers have extensive experience in handling dangerous drug Injuries claims, and can help you get on with your life with peace of mind, knowing you have been fully compensated under the law.
Please call (800) 361-0430 or contact Kalfus & Nachman online for a private, no-cost dangerous drug injuries consultation in Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach, Virginia. “Tell Them You Mean Business.”