Drug Reactions and Taking Action

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Drug manufacturers are supposed to ensure that the drugs they produce don't end up causing more harm than good. Most people just naturally trust the makers of prescription and over-the-counter medications to do a good job, but unfortunately, that is not always what happens. If you or a loved one has suffered harm because of some bad medicine, read on to learn what to do.

Don't Use Drugs Improperly

If you are hurt by a medication, make sure you are using it properly. Read all of the instructions and warnings that come with medications and follow them closely. If you don't, you might end up causing problems for yourself or a loved one and then not being able to seek money damages. However, if you did everything right and still ended up harmed from some bad medicine, you might be owed money damages.

Common Medication Problems

Most medications are safe. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with approving all medications for use in the US and for all the warnings and literature that comes with those medications. However, problems with medications persist. Some common issues with drugs can include:

  • Unforeseen side-effects. Some side effects are minor but some can be life-threatening. In some cases, medications are approved for the market only to find out that they have unforeseen and dangerous side effects.
  • Medication tampering. Though makers do a better job of sealing medications than ever, it's still possible for those with an intent to do harm to bypass those protections and cause illnesses or worse.
  • Manufacturer problems. Even when full safety measures are in place, bad batches of medication are possible when issues happen at the plant.
  • Distribution problems. What happens right before the medication is handed over to consumers is a problem too. Compounding pharmacy operations produce custom-made medication combinations for targeted needs. Unfortunately, they may not be as well-regulated as you would think.

Hurt By Your Medication?

You don't have to suffer from a bad medication experience without compensation. To ensure you are paid all the money damages you deserve, take these steps:

  • Seek medical treatment right away. Keep all records of treatment.
  • Write things down. Make notes of everything from the time you noticed a problem and keep making notes throughout the legal process.
  • Seek help from a lawyer. Personal injury lawyers excel at taking on those responsible for causing you harm. They know how much money you should be paid and they know how to get it for you. Speak to a personal injury lawyer about your medication issue today.

For more information, contact a local law firm, such as North Shore Injury Lawyer, to learn more.


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