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.