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Colonial Heights Dangerous Drug Lawyers

Dangerous Drug Attorneys in Colonial Heights

Colonial Heights Bad Drug Lawyers

When you visit a doctor, you expect they will do what is needed to treat your illness and make you well. If medication is prescribed, you probably trust that the doctor will be recommending drugs that will make you better, not worse. The truth is that the doctor likely expects that the medicine they prescribe will also be helpful.

There are times when improperly made or wrongfully prescribed drugs can have adverse effects. They may even cause serious injuries, organ damage, or death. Some medications that are thought to be dangerous include:

  • ADD/ADHD medications (when taken in the wrong dosage)
  • Certain antidepressants
  • Certain painkillers
  • Accutane
  • Certain blood thinners
  • The birth control medication Yaz, which has caused hemorrhaging and strokes in some patients

Although these medications now come with warnings (and some have been pulled off the market), those measures do not undo the damage caused by ill-prescribed medications.

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When trusted medications have harmed someone, it can lead to questions. Unlike other forms of personal injury, faulty medication can feel particularly like a betrayal. The bad drug attorneys at Commonwealth Law Group offer the following answers for some of their more commonly asked questions.

What Are Some of the Dangers of Defective Drugs?

Many drugs are thought to be safe because their manufacturers obtained FDA approval. But a quick approval process combined with the ability of drug companies to market directly to consumers can result in disastrous consequences. Dangerous effects and injuries from defective drugs can include:

  • Heart problems
  • Stroke
  • Kidney failure
  • Bone loss
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects
  • Blood clots
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Muscle or tendon damage

Suppose that you have been prescribed a medication and have begun to feel strange or experience any of the above concerns. In that case, you should begin taking note of your symptoms and contact the bad drug lawyers at Commonwealth Law Group.

How Can Dangerous Drugs Become Widely Used?

It’s expected that drugs will work as advertised. But there are times when they cause side effects or even damage that was not warned about. This is often because of a failure in one of the following areas:

  • Testing and approval
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Improper prescribing by doctors
  • Adverse effects that are not clearly explained 

Certain drugs work as advertised but become dangerous as they sit in storage. This was the case with Zantac. Other drugs can cause damage that is missed during the testing stage, such as Elmiron. This medication for interstitial cystitis can lead to significant vision damage.

If you have taken a medication that has caused adverse effects, you should consult with the drug injury lawyers at Commonwealth Law Group. You may be able to take legal action to protect yourself and others from predatory advertising practices employed by pharmaceutical companies.

What Should I Do If I Think I Have Taken Bad Drugs?

If you have been taking medication that appears to have unusual side effects, contact a doctor immediately. This is particularly important if you have discovered that the drug has been recalled or if your symptoms have significantly increased after taking the medication.

Remember that some pharmaceutical manufacturers are aware of the risks their products pose, but they will advertise them to consumers directly in order to encourage doctors to prescribe them. They downplay the risks to make a profit.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured by a Bad Drug?

If you believe that you have been harmed by taking a dangerous medication, you may be entitled to significant compensation. A personal injury lawsuit may provide a means for you to obtain justice for your injuries while also holding a dangerous drug manufacturer accountable for their negligence.

How Can a Lawsuit Hold a Drug Manufacturer Accountable?

When a drug manufacturer produces a product that harms consumers, they can be held responsible. This is particularly true in cases where the manufacturer is aware of the risks but markets the drug anyway.

In a successful personal injury lawsuit, a victim can receive compensation for the following:

  • Drug-related medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

Pharmaceutical companies have a lot of money to hire armies of lawyers to defend them against their wrongdoing. You deserve to have strong legal representation on your side. The Colonial Heights drug injury lawyers at Commonwealth Law Group are ready to fight on your behalf to obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

How Long Do I Have to Sue?

Virginia law provides an injured person two years in which to file a lawsuit against the person or entity that caused them harm. When it comes to being prescribed defective drugs, there could be more than one person responsible, including:

  • The drug manufacturer
  • The pharmacy that filled the prescription (if the pharmacist was aware of the danger)
  • The doctor who prescribed the drug (if they were aware of the danger)
  • Bad drug attorneys are skilled at determining who is at fault in defective medication lawsuits. 

The dangerous drug attorneys at Commonwealth Law Group can discuss your case with you in a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help you understand your legal options and provide you with advice based on our legal knowledge and experience.

How Do I File a Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been harmed because of a prescription or an over-the-counter medication and you were not warned about the risks, you might have grounds for a lawsuit.

A personal injury claim can provide you with the means to get the financial help you need and the justice you deserve. A lawsuit can also hold those responsible for your injuries accountable and can help prevent them from hurting others in the future.

Your first step in filing a personal injury lawsuit should be to contact the drug lawyers at Commonwealth Law Group. We can help you understand the appropriate next steps to take in your case.

Call the Bad Drug Lawyers in Colonial Heights for Help

Call the drug injury lawyers at Commonwealth Law Group today to see how we can help you. You’ve been injured enough. Let us help you rebuild your life.

“Great law group. Everyone was kind and down to earth. Made me feel like I was their only client. Very attentive to me and my case.”

Karen Jacobs

If you have been injured at work or through the negligence of another individual or entity, contact us at (804) 999-9999 or or use the form below to connect with our legal team. We will fight to get you the justice you deserve.