Pharmaceutical drug development companies and manufacturers are accountable for every product they release in the market. They are expected to design safe and effective drugs for intended uses. However, there are still unsafe medications that reach the general public.
Nearly all prescribed or over-the-counter drugs of every pharmacy have side effects that can be passably harmless or potentially life-threatening. As a consumer, it can be terrifying to discover later that the medication you’ve been using is unknowingly doing you more harm than good.
You have the right to seek justice if these medications harm you. However, when and how can you file a lawsuit due to a drug’s side effects? We’ve highlighted some essential points for you to consider so you’ll know what to do.
What Are Side Effects?
Every medication has potential side effects. Otherwise known as adverse events, side effects are unwanted or unexpected events or reactions to a drug. But you can still take a drug and adjust to the expected side effects. It’s up to you and your medical providers to determine when the benefits of using any specific drug are worth the risk.
Every patient and physician would hope the drug will be effective with minimal side effects. But there is no way to completely predict what will happen when someone takes a new prescription. Though there are several ways to reduce your risk of experiencing a side effect, serious side effects can still occur by surprise. Even a medication that has been tested effective and