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Types of Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Defective Drugs

Defective DrugsMost drugs that are put on the market in the United States must receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Unfortunately, it is common for potentially dangerous pharmaceutical drugs to be sold to consumers before enough research is done on their side effects. Almost all drugs have some type of side effect. Some drugs have been linked to not only causing catastrophic injuries to adults who take the drugs, but also to the unborn children of mothers who are prescribed the drugs while pregnant.

Individuals who take prescription drugs would be well advised to research any complaints about the drugs online and to discuss the possible side effects with their doctor. Catastrophic injuries that may result from a defective medication include liver damage, heart damage, heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and an increased risk of serious diseases. For example, the pain reliever Celebrex has been linked to heart attacks. The contraceptive skin patch Ortho Evra has been connected to blood clots and lung damage. The birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin have been proven to cause an increased risk of gallbladder disease.

Dangerous drugs can also result in catastrophic birth defects in children whose mothers take the drugs. Examples of dangerous medications for a woman to take during pregnancy include Accutane, Depakote, Hydrocodone, Paxil and OxyContin. Parents whose children are born with catastrophic birth defects would be well advised to seek legal guidance. Compensation may be available for the significant losses they have experienced.

Holding drug manufacturers liable for catastrophic injuries is not easy. Drug companies hire powerful defense attorneys on their side who are prepared to fight all allegations. It is important to fight back with a skilled New York personal injury attorney who knows how to get you the compensation you need and rightfully deserve.

The reputable New York personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm are experienced in holding drug manufacturers liable for the damages their products cause. Call our offices for a free consultation at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496) if you believe that you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a defective drug. We can also help you with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.

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