When doctors prescribe medications to help treat your illness or injury, you feel hopeful that you’ll soon feel better. But for many people, a new prescription only worsens their symptoms due to serious side effects and complications.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we know how effective medications can be when it comes to improving quality of life. But those powerful substances can sometimes be a double-edged sword. They may cause new health problems when they aren’t prescribed correctly, are prescribed for the wrong reasons, or are released to the market without proper testing or warnings to the public about potential dangers.
If you suspect a drug injury, it’s important to be proactive about your health, but it’s also important to avoid making these mistakes:
- Ignoring the problem – Drug injuries can worsen over time. If you experience an adverse reaction to a medication, or if your side effects are significant, it’s vital that you tell your doctor right away to avoid further health problems.
- Quitting the medication immediately – Never stop taking a medication without talking to your doctor. Not all side effects are indicative of a dangerous drug, and quitting a medication suddenly and without a replacement drug can cause serious health problems and even death in some patients.
After speaking with your doctor, get in touch with an Alabama drug injury lawyer to find out how you can protect your rights. Our legal team knows how to build strong claims for drug injury victims like you, and we want to help. Call today for a free consultation.