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Legal protections for victims of dangerous drugs

by | Nov 29, 2019 | Personal Injury

Unfortunately, dangerous drugs can cause serious harm to victims. As a result, there are important legal protections in place for victims of dangerous drugs. Because it is estimated that each year approximately 200,000 Americans die from adverse reactions to prescription drugs, as well as side effects associated with prescription drugs, it is important for victims to know what they can do when harmed by Dangerous drugs.

The reality is that victims can be injured or killed by dangerous drugs which is why they are legally protected. Personal injury protections can help injured victims with their physical, financial and emotional damages. Pharmaceutical drugs can be hastily approved and may cause harm to victims. There are many drugs that may be subject to litigation for having harmed victims which can help with the victim’s medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

Liability for a dangerous drug may be for a variety of different reasons. One reason is if the manufacturer failed to warn of known side effects. Another is if the drugs were improperly prescribed. Depending on the circumstances, different parties may be liable including drug manufacturers, doctors and pharmacy staff. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims get the help they need for the harm they have suffered because of a dangerous drug.

Oftentimes, victims are prescribed pharmaceutical drugs and take them because they trust that they will help make them better. When this trust is violated, and the drug makes the victim worse, it essential for them to be familiar with the legal protections available to them.