When you’re prescribed a new medication, you know that it may cause side effects. But chances are, the side effects listed on the bottle or described to you by your doctor or pharmacist will seem mild, easily tolerated, and a small price to pay for relief from your illness or health problems.
Unfortunately, some popular medications are much more dangerous than some patients are led to believe. At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, our Texas drug injury attorneys know that countless patients are hurt by these medications every year.
Common drugs linked to serious conditions include:
- Abilify® – Abilify is a drug used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Tourette syndrome. It’s linked to an increased risk of compulsive behaviors, including gambling and hypersexuality.
- Zofran® – Zofran is prescribed to patients who suffer from nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatments. It’s linked to an increased risk of birth defects in unborn children whose mothers take the drug, including cleft lip and palate, heart defects, and kidney issues.
- Taxotere® – Chemotherapy is well-known to cause temporary hair loss, but a common chemotherapy drug called Taxotere is linked to permanent hair loss in some women.
In addition, multiple diabetes and heartburn medications are also linked to serious and even life-threatening complications.
If you or someone you love was hurt by a prescription drug, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A free consultation with an experienced legal team can help you explore your options and decide what’s right for your family.