Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough | Drug Injury Lawyers

Are Generic Medications Safe to Take?

by Staff Blogger | October 16th, 2018

October 16th, 2018 | Drug injury

It’s no secret that many prescription medications can put a strain on your wallet. Drug companies spend billions of dollars researching and developing new medications, and that means they often charge exorbitant amounts for their drugs. All drugs are patented, but eventually drug patents expire. That means other companies can make drugs that are identical… Read More

Prescribed a New Medication? Ask Your Doctor If It’s Safe for You to Drive.

by Staff Blogger | October 9th, 2018

October 9th, 2018 | Drug injury

Both over-the-counter and prescription medications can have powerful side effects. And because all drugs affect people differently, especially at varying dosages, known side effects can vary significantly from patient to patient. One of the most dangerous but often overlooked side effects in medications is drowsiness. While a medication causing drowsiness may not be a major… Read More

2 Drug-Related Question to Ask Your Doctor

by Staff Blogger | October 2nd, 2018

October 2nd, 2018 | Drug injury

When you visit your doctor for a health concern, you expect him or her to be thorough and cautious when it comes to protecting your well-being. But doctors are often pressed for time, and they frequently have many patients to see in a short timeframe. It’s important to remember that you are your own best… Read More

Store Your Medication Properly to Prevent Injuries and Ensure Effectiveness

by Staff Blogger | September 25th, 2018

September 25th, 2018 | Drug injury

Getting safe and effective results from medications means taking the correct dosage at specific times of day and making sure the drug isn’t expired. But those aren’t the only steps patients should take when it comes to their medications. Many drugs are susceptible to reduced effectiveness due to being stored improperly, and medications that aren’t… Read More

How Do Defective Medical Devices End Up on the Market?

by Staff Blogger | September 18th, 2018

September 18th, 2018 | Defective medical device

When patients receive medical devices, such as joint replacements or pacemakers, they expect an improvement in their health and a reduction in the severity of related symptoms. But for countless patients every year, medical devices only worsen their health. Some may even experience life-threatening complications. With so much testing and strict standards for products—especially in… Read More

How Can You Tell if Your Joint Replacement Is Failing?

by Staff Blogger | September 11th, 2018

September 11th, 2018 | Defective medical device

Knee implants and hip replacements are common medical devices. In fact, CNN reports that around 700,000 people receive knee replacements each year in the U.S. and another 400,000 receive hip replacements. Joint replacements promise to restore lost mobility and reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation. But for many patients, they create the problems they’re supposed to… Read More

Recently Prescribed a New Painkiller Medication or Patch? You Could Suffer Serious Injuries.

by Staff Blogger | September 4th, 2018

September 4th, 2018 | Drug injury

Painkillers, especially opioids, are both extremely common and extremely dangerous in the U.S. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that more than 115 people die in America every day after overdosing on opioid medications or drugs. That may be because some pharmaceutical companies repeatedly told doctors, pharmacists, and other professionals in the medical… Read More

Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes? Know Your Drug Injury Risk.

by Staff Blogger | August 28th, 2018

August 28th, 2018 | Drug injury

Drugs for a wide variety of illnesses, injuries, and chronic diseases have the potential to cause serious and potentially life-threatening complications. But several medications used to treat the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are known to cause severe side effects and injuries, making it vital for patients with that disease to be cautious with their… Read More

Former School Groundskeeper Awarded $289 Million for Roundup-Related Cancer Diagnosis

by Staff Blogger | August 21st, 2018

August 21st, 2018 | Defective product

A 46-year-old man who used Roundup weedkiller between 20 and 30 times per year while working as a school groundskeeper near San Francisco was awarded $289 million by a jury after he developed terminal cancer. Of the $289 million that the man will receive, $250 million are punitive damages designed to punish Monsanto for its… Read More

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