Drug Interactions and Complications Lawyers
All doctors should have a thorough understanding of drug interactions. They should be quite aware of which prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs do not safely mix. All drug bottles that are given to patients should have specific instructions printed on the label regarding what substances to avoid ingesting while taking those particular medications. Doctors or pharmacists who fail to alert their patients of the risks and consequences associated with drug mixing have committed a form of medical malpractice.
If you or someone you love has been injured by poor drug interactions, then you may be entitled to compensation for this preventable pain. The Washington drug interactions and complications lawyers of Fuller & Fuller can help you legally pursue these damages. Call our offices today at 800-570-4878 to schedule a free consultation.
Understanding Drug Interactions
Most doctors’ offices require that all patients keep an up-to-date list of all medications they are currently taking, including over-the-counter pills and liquids. This requirement is in place to help prevent the physician from prescribing a drug that may negatively interact with one of the medications the patient is already ingesting. Despite this preventative measure, however, drug complications do still arise. Commonly, this happens for the following reasons:
- Poorly trained office staff
- Doctor error
- Multiple prescriptions from different doctors
- Poor protocol regarding maintenance of patient’s files and records
- Inaccurate diagnosis of patient’s ailments
If you have suffered from a bad drug interaction, then the Washington drug interactions and complications lawyers of Fuller & Fuller can help you learn more about your legal rights in this situation.
Drug Combinations to Avoid
There are certain combinations of common drugs and substances that patients should avoid in order to best protect themselves from health complications. If you are currently taking any of the following medications, inform yourself of how they interact with any other prescription drugs:
- Heart medication
- Diabetes medication
If you have been injured by dangerous interactions between prescription drugs, then you may be able to pursue damages. Contact the Washington drug interactions and complications lawyers of Fuller & Fuller today at 800-570-4878 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your situation.