Dangerous Drug Injuries Can Be Devastating
At some time in your life, you may need to take a prescription drug or an over-the-counter medication. Many people don't think twice about consuming a drug that a doctor says will make them feel better or will otherwise improve their health.
In reality, some medications or medical devices can actually cause more harm than good. Each year, new drugs flood into the marketplace and marketing campaigns offer promises to improve lives. The prescription drug industry aggressively informs the public about the "benefits" of these drugs, but some of the claims are misleading and false. In some cases, the medication they want people to consume is dangerous. Each year, people are victims of wrongful death and severe injury.
If you or a loved one was injured after taking a dangerous drug, don't hesitate to contact an experienced attorney in Portland. With so much at stake, it's important to choose an attorney with experience and resources to protect your rights.
How a Lawyer in Portland Can Assist You or Your Loved One
At Zbinden & Curtis, we are prepared to help you pursue compensation for your dangerous drug injury. We understand how devastating a pharmaceutical injury can be. The big pharmaceutical companies and their insurance carriers likely will try to minimize your compensation or argue to dismiss your claim. With an aggressive lawyer on your side, you can stand up to them and demand justice.
If you believe that you have been exposed to a dangerous drug, your first priority should be to seek proper medical attention. Keep all records of your medical visits and doctor reports. In some cases, drug makers rush a product to market without fully investigating the consequences. There have been cases of drug makers burying the results of tests that indicate adverse health effects. With millions of dollars at stake, big pharmaceutical companies will vigorously protect their financial interests by opposing any claims from consumers.
The following is a list of brand-name prescription drugs that may pose a risk to the consumer. If you suffered any adverse side effects from any of these drugs, get medical help-and speak to an experienced attorney:
- Dangerous Denture Cream
- Duragesic Patch
- Oral Sodium Phosphate (OSP)
- Ortho Evra
- Paxil (Paroxetine)
- Prozac (Fluoxetine)
- Serentil (Thioridazine)
Contact an experienced lawyer today
At Zbinden & Curtis, our staff and attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of clients in Oregon and Washington. For a free consultation, contact us today. Call (503) 287-5000 to find out how we can help.