The Most Common Types of Drug Injury

by | June 30th, 2015

Each year, millions of Americans are harmed after taking medications prescribed to them by their doctors. There are many different types of drug injuries a patient can suffer. Our drug injury attorneys at the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that some of the most commonly reported cases of a patient being negatively affected by a medication include:

  • Dosage Errors– This can occur when a doctor prescribes too much or not enough of a medication. It can also occur when the wrong dosage of a drug is administered to a patient. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued warnings regarding the dosage of an antibacterial drug called Zerbaxa®.
  • Medication Errors– Sometimes, medical professionals give patients the wrong medication all together. This can result in an ineffective treatment or the patient experiencing adverse side effects.
  • Side Effects– Medications are required to be thoroughly tested for safety. Sometimes though, problems aren’t discovered until a drug has made its way onto the market and patients report adverse side effects. Actos® bladder problems and Risperdal® side effects are just two recent examples of a drug approved by the FDA that was later linked to dangerous side effects.

Regardless of the cause of your drug injury, it’s important to know that help is available if a drug you were prescribed by a medical professional has injured you. Our attorneys are here to answer any questions you may have regarding the legal processes of filing a drug injury claim. Reach out to our staff 24/7 to have a conversation about how we can help by calling (888) 900-6075.