However, what is more disturbing is that the number of drug deaths from prescription drugs, primarily painkillers, now exceeds the number of deaths from heroin and cocaine. If your prescription medication has caused you injury, you should consider filing a Texas dangerous drug claim.
Why have prescription drugs become dangerous?
There are several factors that may contribute to this alarming trend. First, patients may be more complacent about taking prescription drugs because of the way in which they are attained. There is an undeniable high level of trust between patients, physicians, and pharmacists that create an air of legitimacy that can cloud the true nature of the risks and dangerousness of a prescription drug.
Second, there has been a rising demand for pain and anti-anxiety medications because of societal factors, including:
- an aging population;
- a rise in the number of surgeries performed; and
- an increase in job-related stress and injuries.
he unprecedented surge in the number of users has led to previously undetected or under-evaluated side effects surfacing for the first time, leading in turn to a reclassification of a prescription medication as a dangerous drug.
As the victim of harmful prescription medication, you should seek drug injury representation. Through a Texas dangerous drug claim, you may be entitled to recover your losses.
Drug Injury Representation in Texas
At the Kahn Law Firm, we are ready to assist individuals and families who have suffered an injury or loss caused by a dangerous drug. For a free confidential consultation to discuss your claim, contact one of our injury lawyers at 713-226-9900 or toll-free 1-844-301-KAHN. Don’t forget to check out our free eBook: The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your Texas Injury Case.