Many Tennesseans rely on prescription drugs to treat serious disorders like high blood pressure, infections, chronic pain, and numerous other health issues. The good that these drugs do normally outweigh the negative side effects, but there are still far too many instances of prescription drugs causing serious illness, injuries, and in the worst cases, death.
A popular blood thinner, Pradaxa, has been linked to severe injuries and deaths across the globe including right here in Tennessee. The drug has been prescribed to treat heart rhythm issues and to reduce blood clots and the chance of stroke, but the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices has reported that the US FDA has received 3,781 claims citing harmful effects from Pradaxa in 2011 alone. And at least one Tennessee wrongful death lawsuit has already been filed this year after a Pradaxa user died from gastrointestinal bleeding.
Intestinal bleeding is only one of many possible side effects linked to the drug that also includes bleeding gums, stomach pain, nose bleed, and dizziness. As of right now there aren’t any known antidotes for Pradaxa-related bleeding, making these injuries even more dangerous.
How do dangerous drugs get from manufacturers to you or someone you love?
Nearly all medications can cause harmful effects in Tennesseans with particular health conditions, so pharmaceutical companies are required to carry out extensive testing for any new drug or medical product. But sometimes products are rushed to markets without adequate testing or oversight.
And in some cases, prescriptions are improperly filled or a doctor prescribes a combination of drugs that make a deadly blend.
Pharmaceutical companies and drug manufacturers have a legal responsibility to provide safe products with appropriate warning labels and when they’re negligent in these responsibilities, they can be held liable for your injuries. Taking action against a harmful drug manufacturer can help prevent another person and their family from suffering like you have.
Chattanooga Pradaxa Drug Injury Lawyers
If you’ve suffered a Pradaxa drug injury, or any other prescription drug injury, it can be challenging to get the money you’re entitled to. Big pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies are going to dispute your injury claim and try to protect their brand name.
To battle back against these negligent drug manufacturers, you’ll want the help of Dangerous Drug Lawyers experienced in fighting big drug companies. Put the Insiders of the McMahan Law Firm on your side and let them help get you the money you deserve after you or a loved one have been injured by a drug in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Athens, Cleveland, or anywhere in Southeastern Tennessee.
Contact the Insiders and let them get started on your Chattanooga drug injury claim today with a free case review.