Drug Side Effect Lawyer
Millions of Americans currently take some kind of prescription drug, and often more than one. These drugs can help us cure certain illnesses, minimize the effects of others, and prevent others entirely. However, they also have their downsides. Many prescription drugs have certain side effects, which can run from uncomfortable to life-threatening in some cases.
If you or a loved one have been badly hurt, or you have lost a loved one because of an unexpected drug side effect, legal assistance is available. You could be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and more. Call the Washington drug side effect lawyers at Fuller & Fuller at 800-570-4878 for more information.
Preventing Serious Side Effects
The responsibility for preventing major injuries caused by drug side effects belongs to several different parties:
- Pharmaceutical companies. Before any new drug is placed on the market, its risks and benefits must be thoroughly tested. Any drug that is approved needs to be sold with detailed information about possible complications with other medications and potential side effects.
- The Food and Drug Administration. Because corporations are not always reliable judges of their own products, the FDA is supposed to provide additional protection from harmful products. It is their duty to make sure drugs are tested fairly and advertised accurately.
- Doctors. Whenever your doctor wants you to take a new medicine, he or she must make sure you understand its potential risks. You should also be informed of any symptoms that could point to an allergic reaction or other health emergency.
- Pharmacists. When a pharmacist fills your prescription, he or she also has a duty to review basic information and/or provide you with written information about it. Pharmacists should also be on the lookout for other drugs you are taking that could react badly with your new prescription.
Despite all of these levels of protection, dangerous drug side effects occur far too often. If you have been hurt because one of the above parties failed to fulfill their legal obligation, a Washington drug side effect injury lawyer can help.
The Washington side effect injury attorneys at Fuller & Fuller have nearly 40 years of experience helping clients fight medical negligence. Contact us at 800-570-4878 to discuss the details of your case.