Alpharetta Injury Lawyer

What is a dangerous drug?

In today's competitive economy, many pharmaceutical companies focus more intently on their bottom line than on the safety of the drugs they produce and place on the market. In a rush to make money off of some drugs in the past, these companies have sold them to consumers only to find that certain side-effects - which had not been properly tested - caused severe illness and personal injury to the consumers. Even today, there are many drugs and dietary supplements on the market that have not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and/or have not been properly tested for detrimental health effects before being sold to consumers.

Prescription Errors and Dangerous Drugs

Other types of dangerous drugs are actually prescription medications which, if improperly or wrongfully prescribed by a doctor, could injure the patient. Some of these drugs may be dangerous simply because of their risk of addiction, such as Vicodin and morphine. The following prescription drugs have been common factors for injury claims in the past and present:

  • Cortisone
  • Pain killers such as Vicodin and codeine
  • Antidepressants such as Prozac and Zoloft
  • Cholesterol reducers such as Zocor and Pravachol
  • ADD/ADHD medications such as Ritalin and Adderall

Anyone who has suffered illness, injury or both as a result of medical malpractice and a negligent prescription has every right to file a personal injury claim and demand compensation.

Over 20 Years in the Field

The Alpharetta personal injury attorneys at Kalka & Baer LLC is dedicated to providing each client with respect and undivided attention and will investigate the details of their case in order to effectively build their case. Call today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn what we could do for you. Attorney Kalka has previous experience defending insurance companies from the very kind of claim you need to file and could use his knowledge to competently fight on your side. Find out more by consulting with a member of our team today!