Injured by a Dangerous Drug in Tampa?
Dangerous Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs
In the past decade, the news has been rife with reports about personal injury claims and lawsuits based on the use of dangerous drugs and pharmaceuticals approved for the public without adequate clinical testing or understanding of long-term side effects. Medications such as Vioxx, Celebrex, Ephedra, and Fen-Phen have been the subject of litigation from consumers who have suffered major health damage through their use. Vioxx was recalled in 2004 after it was discovered that it drastically increased the risk of stroke and heart attack in users. According to the FDA, Vioxx may have contributed to the deaths of more than 27,000 persons in the years in which it was approved.
No one should suffer serious health damage from using a medication taken to relieve the effects of a disease, negative health condition, pain, or discomfort. At the very least, such dangerous side effects should be known about and users cautioned concerning them. As a society, we trust medical professionals and the drugs that they prescribe to help treat our medical symptoms and heal disease. However, both over-the-counter and prescription drugs have been in the news lately for causing unpleasant and harmful side effects.
When You Should Seek Help
All medications produce drug side effects, but the determining factor is whether or not the side effects are helpful or harmful. Even though the FDA has specific regulations that drug manufacturers must comply with, there are still a large number of drugs recalled off the market every year. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or your health has been compromised by using a dangerous pharmaceutical in the greater Tampa area, we urge you to consult with a personal injury lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. You may be able to seek and recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering and more.