Dangerous Drug FAQs

What is a dangerous drug?

A dangerous drug can be any drug prescribed to you that causes severe side effects. Many people can suffer from serious medical problems and complications after taking a drug that is supposed to help them.

If there are enough victims of the side effects caused by a dangerous drug, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will investigate the drug and what dangers it poses. If it is determined that the dangerous drug causes too many or too serious side effects, the FDA can either recall the drug, or issue a warning, informing consumers about the dangerous drug.

Why are some dangerous drugs still available?

There are many reasons dangerous drugs make it all the way to your medicine cabinet without being stopped or recalled. Sometimes, the side effects the dangerous drug causes are not frequent enough or serious enough to warrant an FDA recall. Other times, the results of testing and screenings are skewed, causing the dangerous drug to look safer than it really is.

If you have suffered injuries or medical problems caused by the side effects of a defective drug, contact an experienced dangerous drug lawyer to find out what compensation you may be entitled to.

What should I do to avoid the serious side effects of a dangerous drug?

One of the best ways to avoid taking potentially dangerous drugs is to speak with your doctor or healthcare provider about all the potential risks and dangers the drug poses. After you have learned about the drug, what it does, what it can correct, and what dangers it can pose, you can make an informed decision about taking the drug or not.

If you are currently taking a drug that is considered dangerous, do not abruptly stop taking the medication without first consulting your prescribing doctor about what you should do. Many of the medical complications and side effects caused by dangerous drugs arise after the user stops taking the drug and suffers withdrawals.

Why should I file a dangerous drug claim?

A dangerous drug should never be allowed to cause harm. A dangerous drug claim will help you recover compensation for the economic and non-economic losses that you have suffered as a result of taking a dangerous drug. If you have been a victim of a dangerous drug’s side effects, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish
  • Medical Costs
  • Future Medical Costs
  • Permanent Disability
  • Lost Wages
  • Future Lost Wages
  • Prescription Costs
  • Physical Therapy Costs

If you have suffered as the result of a dangerous drug, contact the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® to schedule you free initial dangerous drug consultation.