It would be difficult to go through life without ever using a prescription drug. Based on prescription sales, more than an estimated 131 million people use prescription drugs regularly. The main users are older people with chronic conditions, and they depend on these prescription drugs to survive.
When a doctor signs a prescription for you, you have to trust that they prescribed you the correct drug and considered the different side effects. When you receive from the pharmacy, you have to trust they gave you the correct prescription.
What if your prescription doesn’t work as it should or causes serious side effects that you were not told about? Then you may be the victim of a defective drug, but not always. Drugs can hurt you without being defective, and if they hurt you without being defective, whether or not you have an injury case may be in question. Let the medical malpractice attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. explain.
A defective drug is not simply a drug that is made incorrectly. A drug can be made correctly, and be defective. What makes it defective, in most cases, is the reaction of whoever has been prescribed it. A defective drug is a prescription drug that causes severe and/or potentially severe side effects that outweigh the positive effects the drug is supposed to have.
There are many different ways a drug can be considered defective. If you believe this describes your situation with a defective drug, make sure to contact our medical malpractice attorneys for help.
Defective drugs can have long-lasting consequences, many of which you may not even notice immediately. It all depends on what kind of defective drug you’ve taken, how long, and what the drug was supposed to treat. If this describes your situation, you deserve compensation. Not only should you get compensation for the treatment you were supposed to receive, but also the treatment that you didn’t.
Before you can do that, you should see another doctor and have your current health inspected. You must learn how much damage has been done to your body and what further treatment you may need to care for the damage. Common side effects of defective drugs include:
If you are experiencing any of these conditions, and a second medical opinion believes that you have been hurt by the original prescription, contact the attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. We will help you get the compensation and justice that you deserve.
Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr., a shareholder and managing partner at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., brings 37 years of litigation experience. He is a renowned trial lawyer in Pennsylvania, specializing in medical malpractice, personal injury, and criminal defense. Peter's notable achievements include securing multi-million-dollar verdicts and serving as District Attorney and Judge. He is committed to community involvement and is actively engaged in various legal associations.
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