Defective drugs are a problem that still happen today even with technology and regulations set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you have taken a drug that has since been labeled defective by the FDA you need to stop taking it immediately and safely dispose of it. Here are some serious injuries caused by defective drugs.
One of the most common injuries caused by a defective drug is when it is mixed with another drug. This is an innocent instance when a patient takes all of one’s prescribed medicine at the same time. Researchers might not have known about an issue until a patient became sick when mixing drugs. This can be very dangerous and sometimes even deadly.
Defective drugs can cause unknown side effects in some patients. These side effects can cause serious illness or injury to the patient. Drugs are thoroughly tested for side effects prior to hitting the market. Not all side effects can be found during research and development.
There are also times when defective drugs can make an underlying issue with a patient even worse than it was prior to taking the drug. This does not happen often but when it does, it can be disastrous. Some drugs have been known to cause additional issues with heart disease, kidney failure, cancer and other illnesses.
Have you suffered an injury or illness due to a defective drug in Kingsport? It’s best to speak with an experienced defective drugs attorney about your situation. Your rights are important and you should find out how to acquire compensation for your injuries.