Before a drug can come on the market it must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It must be proven that the drug is safe and has the therapeutic effect it’s supposed to have. Proof comes from testing the drug, first in animals and then in humans. Once the basic questions of safety and efficacy are settled, the FDA will approve the drug if it deems that its benefits outweigh its risks.
Side Effects and Symptoms of a Defective Drug
Unfortunately, not everything is always known about a drug’s side effects until after it enters circulation, when more people start using it. Although many drugs have minor side effects such as fatigue, nausea, constipation, and headaches, others have far worse and even fatal effects. These are the drugs that could seriously harm you and your loved ones. However, since the side effects aren’t known by the FDA—and hopefully unknown by the manufacturer—until someone develops the dangerous side effects and comes forward, the drug will continue to circulate without proper warnings.
Common side effects of defectively known and previously recalled drugs are as follows:
- Loss of normal reactionary responses (such as unusual risk-taking behavior and no fear of danger)
- Increased anxiety and fear
- Hallucinations, fainting, and coma
- Internal bleeding
- Blood clots
- Liver and kidney damage
- Bone frailty
- Nerve pain lasting for several weeks or months
- Excessive bleeding
- Heart attack
If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms following the start of a new medication, or believe that a drug could be the cause of an injury, contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll help you learn your rights and explain your options for filing a claim. Don’t allow a neglectful manufacturer, a lazy pharmacist, or an inept physician to cost you your future. It’s our job to help you fight back, and we will fight tooth and nail to help you get the settlement you deserve.
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