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,
- 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
- Kidney failure
- Stomach ulcers
- Heart attack
- 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.