Helping Victims Of Dangerous Drugs Pursue The Justice They Deserve
While the lives of millions of New Yorkers have been improved with the development of new prescription and over-the-counter medications, the unfortunate reality is that some of these drugs can do a lot more harm than good. For some patients, the side effects can be worse than the medical condition they are designed to treat, while in other cases defective or extremely addictive drugs can even lead to the death of a loved one.
At Edelman & Edelman, P.C., we understand how frustrating it can be being victimized by the drugs that are supposed to make us better — but instead end up causing serious injury or even death. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with this difficult situation alone.
Our drug injury lawyers will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you seek justice from any party legally responsible for your suffering, including the drug manufacturers who make defective drugs, the pain centers who negligently prescribe drugs and any other potentially liable party.
Possible Problems With Dangerous Or Defective Drugs
Just because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug doesn’t mean it is guaranteed to be safe. In many cases, dangerous or defective drugs are actually used by the public for years before the full extent of their harmful side effects is even discovered. Even worse, when the possible dangers are finally known, the warnings and recalls issued by the FDA and drug makers often come too late to help many of the victims.
While there are countless injuries and health problems associated with dangerous, defective and addictive drugs, some of the more common issues include:
- Organ damage, including damage to the liver, kidney and heart
- Increased risk of heart attack
- Increased risk of stroke
- Increased risk of death by overdose, particularly in cases involving highly addictive opioids
Holding Drug Makers And Other Responsible Parties Accountable
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury after taking a prescription or over-the-counter drug, Edelman & Edelman, P.C., can help. Not only has attorney Martin Edelman been dealing with complex personal injury cases for nearly four decades, but we also have a long track record of multimillion-dollar recoveries for our clients.
You should not have to suffer because a drug maker decides to put a dangerous or defective drug on the market. Contact us today, and we will explain what legal options may be available to you. You can reach us online or by phone at 212-235-1197. Let us fight for you.