When you take medication prescribed by a medical care professional, you want to believe that the every person who is a part of that action is properly doing their jobs. Unfortunately, many injuries result every year from individuals consuming improper medication or consuming medication that is actually far more harmful than they believe.
Prescription medication injuries can occur a number of different ways, and depending on the nature of the injury, a number of different parties may hold responsibility for an injury. If you believe that you suffered an injury because of harmful, improperly prescribed or improperly distributed medication, do not wait to begin exploring your options for fair compensation.
The longer you wait to begin, the more difficult it may prove to successfully build your case. An experienced attorney can help you understand the finer points of your circumstances and identify which parties may hold liability for your injuries.
Is the medication innately dangerous?
If you’ve never done any research into unsafe medications allowed to enter the market, the frequency with which this happens is staggering. Many medications which are either still available on the market or were for some time are surprisingly dangerous. Often, if a particular drug can demonstrably aid a patient in dealing with some issue or another, it may receive approval even if there are large concerns remaining about its overall safety.
If you took medication that caused a serious injury as a result of properly using the product, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the product.
Was it improperly prescribed?
Other times, a doctor fails to do his or her job accurately and mis-prescribes medication that is actually harmful to the patient. In these cases, you may need to mount a medical malpractice lawsuit, which entails its own complicated process.
Suing a medical practitioner for malpractice requires jumping through some extra procedural hoops, so it is important to have proper guidance if you choose to go this route. Navigating a malpractice lawsuit is tricky, but ultimately worthwhile if you suffer a severe enough injury.
Was it improperly distributed?
Pharmacy errors are far more common than you might think. Even if your doctor prescribes you the correct medication, you may still suffer harm if the pharmacist who fills the prescription does not fill it accurately.
Get the help you need to recover
Medication errors are a very scary prospect, but you don’t have to walk through this difficult season alone. An experienced attorney can review the facts of your experience, build a strong claim, and patiently pursue fair, complete compensation for your injuries. You should have the freedom to focus on your recovery while an attorney makes sure your rights remain secure as you fight for justice.