We Know the Difference Between Side Effects and Drug Injuries

When you take a medication, you probably know that there’s a good chance you’ll experience at least one side effect. For many medications, side effects are relatively mild. However, some medications have moderate to severe side effects. These medications are typically used as “last resorts” for patients who either can’t take other drugs or who haven’t shown improvement from milder medications.

However, not all bad reactions from medications can be classified as simply “side effects.” That label should be used to describe reactions that the manufacturer is aware of and publicizes to doctors and patients based on clinical trials. When patients suffer reactions that aren’t publicized, especially when those reactions were hidden by drug manufacturers, they can be considered drug injuries.

If you or someone you love took a medication and had a bad reaction to it, it’s important to reach out to an experienced drug injury lawyer—especially if the reaction you suffered was never brought up to you as a possibility. Sometimes, drug manufacturers intentionally withhold information about complications to help their products get approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and reach store shelves.

And in some cases, it can take years or even decades for complications to be discovered. But by then, countless patients will have been seriously harmed by the medications. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug injury lawyers can investigate your claim and find out whether your bad result is simply a side effect or something more serious. Contact us today for a free consultation.