Dangerous Drugs and Personal Injury Lawsuits (Part 1)

Dangerous Drugs and Personal Injury Lawsuits (Part 1)


Posted July 24, 2013 by admin

Although many rely on prescription medications to maintain their health, some dangerous drugs can actually cause people to develop life-threatening side effects.
Although many rely on prescription medications to maintain their health, some dangerous drugs can actually cause people to develop life-threatening side effects.

Although many Americans rely on various prescription medications to help them maintain their health, unfortunately, drug manufacturers:

  • May not properly safety test these medications before they become available to the public
  • May not fully disclose the types, nature and severity of known side effects of the medication
  • May ultimately value profit over public health when marketing, distributing and make prescription drugs.

Such factors can lead to Americans taking dangerous medications, developing serious side effects and, in the worst cases, sustaining permanent – or even life-threatening injuries).

Some of the more prominent dangerous medications that have garnered public attention within the past few years include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Lipitor and Crestor – While these statin drugs are prescribed to treat high cholesterol and heart disease, research has indicated that they can significantly increase the risk of patients’ developing serious health complications, including diabetes and liver disease.
  • Fosamax and Boniva – These bisphosphonate-based drugs are commonly prescribed to treat bone loss or osteoporosis, particularly in post-menopausal women. However, studies have shown that taking these medications can significantly increase the risk of femur fractures and serious jaw bone injuries.
  • NuvaRing – Although NuvaRing has been lauded as being a safe and effective method of contraception, especially for women who do not want to take a daily pill, research has shown that NuvaRing can significantly increase the risk of developing serious blood clot disorders, including deep vein thrombosis, and a life-threatening lung condition known as pulmonary embolism.

Mount Vernon Personal Injury Lawyers

At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon personal injury lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their losses and injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life. If you have been injured after taking a dangerous drug, or if you have lost a loved one due to any dangerous medication, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 for a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.

Related Categories

continue reading


Our Southern Illinois personal injury lawyers provide excellent legal representation and personalized support when you have been injured. Part of that means providing information and helping you understand the process. Our blog includes a mix of firm-related news and valuable Illinois personal injury claim information.

continue reading

Dangerous Drugs

Some drugs on the market or in testing are found to be dangerous to their takers, causing serious permanent side effects or even death. If you or a loved one have taken a drug with dangerous effects, speak with our dangerous drugs lawyers in Southern Illinois right away.

continue reading


If you or someone you know have taken Fosamax, you may be entitled to compensation. Fosamax has been linked to serious side effects. Learn about the findings and find out if you may have a claim against the makers of the drug.

continue reading

Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

Our team of Illinois personal injury lawyers will help you recover after your Illinois accident or injury. If you or someone you know has been injured due to someone else' negligence, contact our Southern Illinois personal injury attorneys today.

continue reading


Lipitor has been shown to cause dangerous side effects. If your or someone you know has taken this drug and suffered serious effects, we can help you recover.

continue reading


NuvaRing may be dangerous. Our Southern Illinois dangerous drug lawyers can help you recover from the makers of NuvaRing if you have experienced negative effects.

Law Firm Recent Updates

view all articles

Keep up with the latest firm news and personal injury law insights from the Hassakis & Hassakis Southern Illinois personal injury lawyers trusted by Illinois families for generations.

Choosing a personal injury lawyer to represent you in your Southern Illinois car accident, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, or other type of injury case is no minor decision. You need a responsive, compassionate, knowledgeable team you can trust. Hassakis & Hassakis is that team.

Discover why thousands of Southern Illinois injury victims and their families have counted on Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.'s personal injury lawyers to help them recover. Learn more about who we are and what we do by checking out our latest updates.