Consult Your Doctor Right Away if You Suspect a Drug Injury

by Staff Blogger | April 3rd, 2018

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’re proud of our track record of helping people who were hurt by prescription medications. It’s our goal to get victims maximum compensation after they suffer serious complications, illnesses, and injuries caused by drugs, and we fight for people across the country every day.

However, we also know that not all health-related issues caused by medications are actual drug injuries, and it’s important to be able to differentiate between normal side effects, unrelated health problems, and abnormal health complications caused by prescription or over-the-counter drugs.

In some cases, stopping a medication due to a suspected drug injury can put patients’ lives at risk, as they may need their medications to control serious diseases and illnesses. Never stop taking a medication without first consulting your doctor.

If you or someone you love experiences a severe health problem that may be related to a medication, call 911 or go to a hospital immediately. After you’ve been treated, you can receive further testing to determine if the medication caused the symptoms you experienced.

Stopping a medication without speaking to your doctor can have serious and potentially life-threatening consequences, and it should never be done without getting prior approval.

If the medication you were taking did cause you to suffer a serious illness or injury, it’s important that you get experienced legal representation on your side. Our drug injury lawyers can collect evidence that proves you were harmed by a medication, and we’ll work hard to help you get maximum compensation. Call today for a free consultation.