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by: NPHM | June 30, 2015

The Most Common Types of Drug Injury

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.

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