Approved medications cause wrongful deaths
Every year countless patients consult with a Charlotte wrongful death attorney after a loved has died and their death was suspected to be caused by the normal use of medications. Pharmaceutical companies are continuously developing and manufacturing new and expensive drugs. The potential of financial profit, fueled by corporate competition, is the main driver behind medications being rushed to market without appropriate testing. One way or another, drugs that are harmful end up being approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Unfortunately, we place so much trust in the process, but the reality is that almost every drug that is proven to be dangerous was originally approved by the FDA. There is a constant barrage of pharmaceutical ads as proof that drug companies are willing to spend hundreds of millions in advertising dollars, in an effort to create the illusion that these are new wonder drugs that can cure nearly everything. Here we will discuss the steps you need to take to protect your family from a potentially dangerous drug.
Discus the use with a pharmacist
Patients naturally place a great deal of trust in their physicians and their judgment. When your doctor prescribes any type of medication, unless you ask very specific questions, will not know if there will be such serious side effects, and they trust that their doctor has taken into consideration how the medication will interact with their particular situation. Pharmacists specialize in medications and their use. When you pick up your prescriptions, ask to speak to the pharmacist and ask them if your drug is compatible with your other medications. Oftentimes, the pharmacist is more informed about potential drug interactions than your physician.
Far too many people assume that over-the-counter medications are generally harmless. They are completely unaware that many of these medications can cause serious illness and even death. Every year numerous over the counter drugs are subject to recalls because of some negative or toxic effect they present for patients. Do not get so comfortable as to assume that if your doctor recommends it; or if it is for sale over-the-counter, that a medication is safe. It is important to read the literature and the warnings that come with the medication. If you are not sure about an over-the-counter medication after reading the warnings, do not take it. Call your doctor and get the answers you need.
Choosing the best wrongful death attorney in North Carolina
Wrongful death cases are uniquely complicated, and you need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience that can obtain rightful compensation for you and your family. With more than 56 years of trial experience in wrongful death and personal injury cases, The Olive Law Firm knows the law inside and out, and will put their knowledge to use for you. Call their office to talk about wrongful death in Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, NC, and the surrounding areas.