Some Drug and Medical Device Injuries Are Life-Threatening Emergencies

by Staff Blogger | March 27th, 2018

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’re here to help anyone who was injured or became ill after taking a prescription or over-the-counter medication, or after receiving a medical device. Many drug and medical device injuries take time to show up, and sometimes the symptoms are initially mild. But sometimes, complications can be immediate and severe, and patients’ lives can be at risk if they don’t get prompt medical attention.

If you experience any of the following side effects after taking a medication or receiving a medical device, call 911 right away and get to a hospital as quickly as possible:

  • Difficulty breathing – Being unable to take a deep, full breath can be indicative of a potentially dangerous interaction with another medication or an allergic reaction. Both of those problems can worsen over time, so it’s important to get immediate medical attention.
  • Profuse bleeding – Whether you’re taking a new medication or you received a medical implant, always be on the lookout for signs of bleeding. Some patients experience life-threatening emergencies due to significant blood loss, as their bodies may be unable to produce clotting agents to stop the bleeding, resulting in a loss of consciousness and even death.

Your health is always your top priority, but after a drug or medical device injury, it’s vital that you find an advocate who can protect your rights. Our drug injury lawyers know how to hold drug companies and medical device manufacturers responsible for their errors. Call us today for a free consultation.