How Defective Drugs Can Lead to Catastrophic Injuries
When an individual is suffering from a serious medical condition, they often turn to their medical provider to seek treatment. One of the most common forms of treatment is medication. While there are countless medications that work for patients, there are also some other types of medications that pose a potential risk to their users. In fact, some instances of defective drugs can result in catastrophic or serious injuries to the victim.
Consider this: In the past, there have been numerous serious injuries caused by defective drugs. First, look at rivaroxaban, otherwise known as Xarelto, a blood thinning medication. According to numerous reports, some side effects including loss of function of parts of the body, coughing up blood, or in some cases, severe hemorrhaging.
Another medication, Invokana, which is used to treat diabetes patients, has been linked to decreased kidney function and in individuals suffering from cardiovascular disease, the occurrence of a major stroke, heart failure, or heart attack was increased. One study saw 13 individuals with cardiovascular disease suffer one of these major medical conditions within 30 days of taking Invokana.
Invokana has also been linked to the potential risk of limb amputation.
It’s unfortunate, but there are countless times when medication and prescription drugs are not properly regulated and allowed to go on the market despite the risks they pose to consumers. When this happens, thousands of individuals face serious potential danger.
At The Beasley Firm, our team is committed to righting the wrongs our clients have faced. When they have been harmed by defective drugs, we are there to stand by their side and seek compensation on their behalf. Our Philadelphia defective drug lawyers work hard to hold negligent and reckless parties accountable for their actions.
Call today to discover your options and speak with a lawyer about your potential case.