Although most prescription medicines provide patients with beneficial and life-saving treatments, there are some drugs that can have serious side effects that can lead to personal injury claims.
Some users of these drugs have successfully filed claims against the drug maker and received personal injury compensation on account of the harm caused.
For help with your claim, consult with Texas drug injury lawyers.
5 Common Prescription Medications that May Turn Dangerous
Many dangerous medications belong to classes of drugs, listed below, that are prescribed to millions of people every year.
Antidepressant drugs – these medications are prescribed to regulate and balance levels of serotonin in the brain. When reactions to these drugs go awry, patients can have dangerous suicidal thoughts, hostility and violent behavior. After tragic and irreversible events have occurred, the only course left has been for remaining family members to contact drug injury lawyers.
Statins for cholesterol reduction – statins represent a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels. Prolonged use of statin medication can produce side effects such as liver toxicity, muscle inflammation and cataracts.
Narcotic analgesics (painkillers) – painkillers, such as OxyContin and Percocet, can cause potentially life-threatening situations requiring the services of a drug injury attorney.
Beta blockers – beta-adrenergic blocking agents or beta blockers are prescribed to reduce rapid heart rates and blood pressure. Serious side effects have developed, causing loss of libido and even impotence, elevated blood lipids, and cardiac impairment.
Diabetes drugs – as a means to control type 2 diabetes, drugs such as Glucotrol are taken by millions of individuals each year to regulate blood sugar levels. Serious side effects that may be become the subject of personal injury claims include hypoglycemia, fatigue and liver damage.
Contacting Drug Injury Lawyers in Texas
Understanding the implications of when a prescription medication turns dangerous requires a knowledgeable and competent drug injury attorney who can step in to help you receive personal injury compensation. Before you even meet with an attorney, check out our free eBook: The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your Texas Injury Case. For further information contact the Kahn Law Firm for a free confidential consultation to discuss your claim in Texas at 713-226-9900 or toll-free at 1-844-301-KAHN.