Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough | Drug Injury Lawyers

What Are Common Drug Injury Symptoms?

by Staff Blogger | August 14th, 2018

August 14th, 2018 | Drug injury

Prescription medications are powerful substances that have the potential to treat serious illnesses and pain. But that power also means they have the potential to cause disabling and potentially life-threatening complications and injuries. Drug injuries aren’t always obvious to patients, and it may take weeks, months, or even years for symptoms to become noticeable enough… Read More

What Should You Do if a Drug You’re Taking Is Recalled?

by Staff Blogger | August 7th, 2018

August 7th, 2018 | Drug injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves many new medications every year after reviewing safety information provided by the drug manufacturers. However, FDA approval doesn’t always mean drugs are safe to use. Over time, new side effects and drug injuries may become known to the FDA. They can then issue recalls of potentially dangerous… Read More

Safety Tips for Traveling with Medications

by Staff Blogger | July 31st, 2018

July 31st, 2018 | Drug injury

If you take prescription or over-the-counter medications, it’s important to bring them with you when you travel. But traveling with medications requires taking a few extra precautions versus bringing your medications home from the pharmacy or storing them in your medicine cabinet. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we put together a few tips that you… Read More

Tips for Protecting Your Kids from Prescription Medication Injuries

by Staff Blogger | July 24th, 2018

July 24th, 2018 | Drug injury

Although adults represent the majority of prescription drug users, children are also often prescribed medications to help them recover from illnesses and injuries. When kids take prescription medications, it’s important for both their parents and their prescribing doctors to be cautious and attentive to potential side effects and injuries. Depending on their age, size, and… Read More

Popular Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Due to Potential Cancer Risk

by Staff Blogger | July 18th, 2018

July 18th, 2018 | Drug injury

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know that many of the most popular prescription medications can be recalled or subject to new warnings at any time. That scenario played out last week when a generic blood pressure and heart failure medication called valsartan was recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to… Read More

Why Do You Need a Lawyer After a Drug Injury?

by Staff Blogger | July 10th, 2018

July 10th, 2018 | Drug injury

You were just prescribed a new medication with the promise that it will help you heal from your injury or illness. But after you started taking it, you’re feeling worse than ever. In fact, you may have even developed even worse health problems, including organ damage, heart attacks, strokes, and even cancer. At Ferrer, Poirot… Read More

Why Do Drug Companies Release Potentially Dangerous Medications?

by Staff Blogger | July 3rd, 2018

July 3rd, 2018 | Drug injury

The pharmaceutical industry is big business on a global scale. In recent years, the combined revenues of prescription drug manufacturers exceeded one trillion dollars, making it one of the largest industries in the world. While profits for drug companies are often immense, so too are the costs of researching, developing, manufacturing, and marketing their new… Read More

Why Do Some Medical Devices Cause Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | June 26th, 2018

June 26th, 2018 | Defective medical device

Like the pharmaceutical industry, the medical device industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry with more and more devices being released every year. Medical devices promise to relieve the symptoms of a variety of medical conditions, but they can also pose significant dangers—especially when they’re not designed or manufactured with safety in mind. There are three primary… Read More

How Can Drugs that the FDA Approved Cause Serious Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | June 20th, 2018

June 20th, 2018 | Drug injury

When prescription and over-the-counter medications are released to the general public, most people assume they’re safe, because it means they’ve received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After all, the FDA is the governing body for all consumer and medical products in the U.S., and if it gives the green light to… Read More

What Are the Differences between Drug Side Effects and Drug Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | June 12th, 2018

June 12th, 2018 | Drug injury

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are capable of providing great relief to patients who are dealing with illnesses and injuries. But they’re also capable of causing new problems—some of which can be painful, disabling, and even life-threatening. The problems associated with medications can be classified into two categories: side effects and injuries. Although both are unpleasant… Read More