2 Common Drug Injury Mistakes to Avoid

by Staff Blogger | June 5th, 2018

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug injury lawyers know that prescription medications are life changing and lifesaving for millions of people in the U.S. every year. But we also know that drugs aren’t always properly researched, developed, and tested before they’re released to the market—and that means countless people are at risk of being affected by serious complications and drug-related injuries.

It’s our goal to fight for the rights of people who were harmed by negligent drug manufacturers—especially when they emphasize their own profits over the safety of their customers.

When victims like you come to us for help, we take over the legal process entirely, but it’s important for all drug injury victims to remember that there are certain mistakes that can harm their health or jeopardize their chances of getting compensation. Those mistakes include:

  1. Waiting too long to file a claim—Drug companies and their insurers always want proof that medications caused injuries, and the more time between the injury happening and the claim being filed, the more skeptical they’ll be of the connection.
  2. Discontinuing a medication without speaking to your doctor—Drug injuries are serious medical events that require fast diagnosis and treatment. But you should never stop taking a medication without speaking to your doctor first about the symptoms and complications you’re experiencing.

The sooner you get a legal advocate on your side, the sooner you can relax and focus on getting better. Let us handle the paperwork and communications with the insurance company while you spend time with your family. Call today for a free consultation.