The last thing you expect to happen after taking a prescription drug is getting worse or even developing new health problems. But that’s an unfortunate reality for many Americans every year.
And while many drug injuries are because drugs are inherently dangerous, there are other factors at play in these situations as well. And because other parties are liable for those factors, that means victims can sue different people and parties after drug injuries.
Potentially liable parties after drug injuries include:
- Pharmaceutical companies
Drug companies are responsible for designing drugs that are safe and effective and then properly testing them before releasing them to the market. They must also disclose all side effects and adverse events while seeking approval. Unfortunately, some drug companies hide that information to help their drugs make it to market.
Doctors are responsible for quickly and accurately diagnosing and treating their patients, and that includes prescribing them the right medication. But it’s not enough to pick the right medication—it must also be the right dosage and avoid possible interactions with other drugs patients are taking.
Pharmacies are responsible for filling prescriptions written by doctors, and they must do so accurately. When pharmacies give patients the wrong dosage or even the wrong medication altogether, not only can those patients quickly get worse, but they may develop unnecessary side effects, complications, and injuries.
If you suspect that you or someone you love suffered a drug injury because of someone’s negligence, we’re here to help. Contact the Virginia drug injury attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.