At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know the dangers that some prescription and even over-the-counter medications can pose to the people who take them. From cancer and cardiovascular injuries to depression and suicide, a wide variety of illnesses, injuries, and severe health complications have been linked to medications that are supposed to help people get better.
Our drug injury lawyers are here to help those who have been harmed by prescription medications, including antidepressants, birth control medications, diabetes drugs, pain-management drugs, antibiotics, and more. And while we have years of experience assisting drug injury victims and their families, we also know that many drug injuries are emergencies that require other more immediate forms of assistance.
If you or someone you love suffers a drug injury, you should:
- Get medical attention immediately. Drug injuries range in severity and urgency. Some may cause health problems that require immediate medical attention, including difficulty breathing, blood clots, and bleeding.
- Call your doctor and ask for advice. Some drug injuries and complications take months, years, or even decades to become apparent. If you suspect that you or your loved one is developing or has developed a drug-related illness that isn’t a medical emergency, talk to your doctor right away, but never stop taking a medication without first getting their approval.
Drug injuries can range from disabling to life-threatening. Acting fast can not only make a difference when it comes to getting compensation—it can even save your life. After you’ve received the medical attention you need, call our law firm for a free consultation.