Injuries from Dangerous Drugs

San Francisco, CA Injury Attorneys

When you are prescribed a medication by a healthcare professional, you probably take it trusting that it will help resolve the issue that you may be facing. Most people never expect that a drug could cause serious illness, complications, or death. Some prescription drugs and even over-the-counter drugs have been known to have dangerous side effects. Further, drugs come in different prescription strengths.

We have seen drugs that have inadequate warnings of devastating side effects, the wrong prescription filled by pharmacists causing severe and permanent injury and drugs prescribed in the face of known contraindications. If you or a loved one have been victimized by a dangerous drug, it is important that you reach out to us at the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. right away.

Call our San Francisco personal injury lawyers today. We may be able to help you retain compensation for your loss, pain and suffering.

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Who is liable for your injuries?

Although the federal Food and Drug Administration approves a prescription or over-the-counter drug for retail sale, approval does not necessarily mean that it is safe. Oftentimes, it takes the general public's consumption before a hazardous side effect is noticed. There are numerous types of drugs that are recalled because of such side effects, and many large name brand manufacturers recall their products and try to settle through class actions, rather than numerous individual lawsuits.

Before you get involved in a class action, it is important that you speak with an attorney. When you work with our firm, we will help determine who is at fault for your injuries and suffering and we will actively pursue the best possible compensation for your personal injury case.

In most cases, there people and entities that could be considered at fault, including:

  • The doctor who prescribed the drug
  • The pharmacist or pharmacy that sold the drug
  • The manufacturer of the drug itself

Common Drugs with Potentially Serious Side Effects

You may be surprised that there are a lot of different drugs that you, a loved one, or family member may have taken that could be considered dangerous. Drugs such as Zoloft, Paxil, Fen Phen, Acetaminophen, Celebrex and Viagra have all been known to cause serious complications. One of the most well-known drug recalls included the birth control Yaz® after it was found to cause stroke and heart attack.

The worst cases can result in death, but common side effects of these drugs can include:

  • Kidney failure
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Psychological complications
  • Birth defects
  • Heart palpitations or murmurs

Obtain Compensation for Your Suffering

If you or a loved one was seriously injured because of a drug that was prescribed to you or a drug that you received over the counter, you need to contact an attorney right away. With the guidance of our firm, you may be able to receive compensation for your suffering. We will fully investigate your case, help determine liability and pursue a course of action that will benefit you.

Unlike other firms, the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. only represents plaintiffs that have been wronged by pharmaceutical companies, and we are not afraid to take on these large corporations. If you have questions about your situation, complete a free case evaluation form to get started.