Taking On Big Pharma To Recover Damages For Your Injuries

When we take a drug to treat a medical condition, we expect that the drug will make us better, not worse. Unfortunately, in recent years we have seen many examples of drugs that cause serious injury or death.

Although big pharmaceutical companies may seem intimidating, don't let that stop you from seeking the compensation you deserve. A manufacturer's negligence and focus on profits should never leave you or a loved one suffering from a serious injury or feeling helpless after a loved one's death.

If you or a loved one's life has been changed for the worse by prescription drug side effects, compensation may be possible with the help of a qualified personal injury attorney from Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC.

The Dangerous Drugs In Our Lives

There are many prescription drugs that are known to have dangerous side effects. A small sampling of drugs that are known to cause injury includes:

  • Blood thinners such as Heparin or Coumadin (Warfarin) that can cause life-threatening bleeding from even a small cut or wound.
  • Painkillers such as OxyContin and Percocet that can slow the heart rate and hinder breathing.
  • Arthritis drugs such as Bextra and Celebrex that can cause kidney damage, liver damage and gastrointestinal bleeding with long-term use.
  • Cholesterol medications such as Zocor and Pravachol that can produce side effects such as liver damage, muscle inflammation and cataracts.
  • Sleep medication such as Ambien that has been known to cause serious injury in cases of sleepwalking or "sleepdriving."
  • Mood drugs such as Prozac that have been associated with suicidal thoughts, hostility and violent behavior.
  • Certain migraine medications such as Imitrex that can cause serious abnormalities in a growing fetus, including decreased fetal body weight, skeletal abnormalities, cervicothoracic vascular defects and decreased ossification among other things.

Drug Defects And Dispensing Errors

Side effects are not the only cause for concern with prescription drugs. Some companies have been known to rush drugs to the market without proper testing to ensure their safety, which has led to injury and death in some cases.

In addition to that, sometimes the injury is caused not by the drug itself but by dispensing errors. If your pharmacist dispensed or your doctor prescribed the wrong drug or the wrong dose, or failed to warn you of dangerous drug combinations, our lawyers can hold the pharmacy and/or the doctor responsible.

Take Action To Get Your Life Back

For a free and confidential consultation with a lawyer from Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, call our Southaven office at 662-655-2115 (toll free 866-912-0408) or send us an email. We help clients throughout North Mississippi and West Tennessee, including Memphis. There are no fees unless we recover compensation for you.