The complex body of human beings break down sometimes and when it does it ask for remedies and ways to repair the inflicted damage. Drugs, prescribed by doctors or certified chemists, do the intended job. But, what happens when healer itself is defective?
Drugs get defective when, in trial phase, there are certain side effects and even after knowing it, the drug manufacturing company decides to release it for the public. When patients take them, it causes different reactions depending on medicine and medical condition of the patient. If it happens there are some prescription drug lawsuits that a consumer can use.
When To Worry About Defective Drugs?
After taking prescribed medicines if you experience any irregularity in your body, visit your physician as soon as possible. It could be due to drug mixed up at the counter like changed label, or could be the drug itself. If such signs are shown post drug change, make sure you report the drug to the authority.
Also, filing a lawsuit would fit as you have the right to get correct medical device lawsuits treatment and if any company is selling such products, you are entitled to compensation.
The side effects caused by defective drug varies person to person and different medical conditions, however, if after taking medication you get irregular heartbeat, shortness or problem in breathing, inflammation, nausea, migraines or hallucination, do tell the authorities.
There are doctors who indulge in medical malpractice by issuing you drugs that are on clinical trial, to earn few extra bucks. Such practice can result in severe health condition and in some cases, death. If you’ve been taking drugs before for your certain condition but, the new drug is bringing out any symptoms that were not there before, do file a drug lawsuit.
Few drugs are sensitive and are prone to contamination more quickly. Like Heparin (an anticoagulant) can catch contamination that can get a receiver sick. Whether the fault for inducing defective medicine lies with hospital management or the FDA approved pharmaceutical company, you’re the one on the suffering end and hence you should be compensated by them.