In recent years, many people have taken prescription drugs, as well as medication that is sold over the counter, for various health problems. Unfortunately, these drugs often carry a number of side effects, including side effects which may not have been disclosed. From new drugs that have not been thoroughly evaluated to negligent drug manufacturers, there are a variety of reasons why these drugs can be dangerous. Sadly, many people have passed away as a result of defective drugs or other problems related to medication that they took, while many others have suffered serious injuries that have disrupted their lives.
Our law office is very familiar with the different hardships that defective drugs can bring into the lives of victims and their loved ones, especially when someone passes away. Many people have passed away prematurely after taking medication, and the loved ones they leave behind may have a hard time with medical costs, funeral expenses, adjusting to life without their loved one's income and other financial pressures. Not to mention, an unbearable amount of emotional trauma and a sense of loss that will never go away.
We sympathize with families who are struggling to piece their lives back together after losing someone to a medication. If your family member passed away after taking a particular drug, you may be very overwhelmed and you may have no idea of how to deal with this situation. It is important to carefully examine the different approaches that you could take, including legal action, in some cases.