Millions of Florida residents rely on prescription medications to help them live a longer, healthier life. Whether you need a one-time prescription to cope with the pain of an injury or daily maintenance medication to treat a lifelong condition, you deserve safe drugs with a minimum of side effects.
Unfortunately, some prescription drug manufacturers put profits ahead of patient safety by rushing the drug to market too fast. Manufacturers may also ignore patient complaints until they are investigated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you have experienced serious complications or lost a loved one due to dangerous drugs, a Stuart, FL personal injury attorney can help you obtain possible compensation by filing a lawsuit on your behalf.
Is Your Prescription Making You Sicker?
It is important to make note of worsening symptoms or the development of new ones while you are on a medication. You should report these problems to your doctor so he or she can determine if they are caused by the drug itself. Even if he or she rules it out, you should consider contacting the drug manufacturer to report any side effects not mentioned in the original literature. If enough people complain, the manufacturer may issue a voluntary recall.
You should also check the FDA recalled drug list to see if it has issued a recall on your prescription medication. Whether the drug is recalled or not, you have the right to pursue compensation if you are suffering unexpected health consequences as the result of taking it.
Individual and Class Action Lawsuits
People who have sustained injury due to dangerous prescription drugs can file a personal injury lawsuit on their own or as part of a larger class action lawsuit. A defective drug attorney is the best person to advise you on the pros and cons of each type of case. We encourage you to contact us at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC so we can evaluate whether your case has merit and plan the best course of action going forward.