Drug injuries can be painful, disabling, and even fatal. The medications that are supposed to help patients can instead cause new injuries or illnesses that require intensive medical procedures to treat—and those complications are often due to drug companies hiding data concerning potential side effects and medication-related dangers.
At Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel, our drug injury lawyers know how devastating medication-related illnesses and injuries can be for patients and their families. For many victims, drug injuries are new territory and something they’re completely unfamiliar with. It can be traumatic and frightening to watch your health degrade after you begin taking a medication that was supposed to make you feel better.
In response to the stress of a drug injury, some patients make rash decisions or missteps that can put their health and their rights to compensation in jeopardy. To fully protect yourself from both outcomes, do your best to avoid these two mistakes:
- Stopping the medication without talking to your doctor—It’s important to contact your doctor right away if you suspect a drug injury. However, you should never stop taking a medication without first getting approval from your doctor. Stopping a medication can be dangerous, and there’s a chance your symptoms aren’t related to your medication.
- Waiting too long to get legal help—Successful drug injury claims require compelling evidence that links the drugs to the injuries or illnesses suffered by victims. If you wait too long to call a lawyer and pursue a compensation claim, the drug company and its insurance provider may be more skeptical of your claim, making it more difficult for you to get money.
The sooner you get our legal team on your side, the sooner you’ll be able to focus on your recovery. Call us today for a free consultation.