In today’s day and age, most Americans rely heavily on over-the-counter drugs or prescribed drugs for day-to-day remedies. Virtually all households in the United States have some sort of medicine in their cabinets whether it be Advil or IBUProfen. According to recent studies, the average person takes about four prescription drugs per day. As a country, we have become dependent on pharmaceutical companies for cures for our everyday needs, from minor headaches to muscle pains to even weight loss. Just based on the sheer number of consumers, pharmaceutical companies have the responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and work as directed. They are also responsible for disclosing any possible side effects that may directly impact the user.
While most drugs work as advertised, every year there are thousands of dangerous drug cases. A dangerous drug case essentially outlines when an over-the-counter drug or prescribed medicines causes injury that was not warned or anticipated. If you feel that you have been injured by a dangerous drug, it may be in your best interest to reach out to Cohen & Cohen, a trusted law firm serving Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and the surrounding areas, which specializes in dangerous drug cases like these.
The injuries that result from a dangerous drug case are severe. When we go to take medicinal drugs, we expect that they will make us better and not worse. In the cases that a drug is faulty and causes an injury, the responsibility of that injury falls onto the companies that manufacture them. While every dangerous drug case is different, there are some commonalities among the injuries that they can cause. Some of the more common medical complications that arise from a dangerous or faulty drug include (but are not limited to):
- Kidney failure
- Heart issues
- Liver problems
- Mood swings
No matter what injury or physical damage arises, it is important to receive your fair compensation. Medical problems, especially injuries as serious as these, can be costly. Hospitalization, doctor’s visits, long-term medical care, physical therapy, and various other elements of care can be extremely expensive. It is no secret that medical care in the United States is costly. If you suffer an injury because of a faulty drug, it falls on the drug company to pay for it. In addition to the emotional stress that comes with an injury, you shouldn’t have to worry about juggling medical expenses and legal paperwork.
Drug recalls happen every single year. These cases are not singular instances, but rather a larger problem with the pharmaceutical industry. It should not fall on your shoulders to fix this.
If you or someone you love has suffered from an injury caused by a dangerous or faulty drug, do not hesitate to reach out to Cohen & Cohen and we will be more than happy to set you up with an experienced dangerous drug lawyer on our team. At Cohen & Cohen, we believe that every person should have a skilled lawyer fighting for their fair compensation. We won’t back down from big companies. Call us today.