2 Steps to Take if You Suspect a Drug Injury

by Staff Blogger | November 29th, 2017

When you or a loved one are prescribed a new medication, you expect that it will help reduce your symptoms, promote healing, and resolve your health problems. But whether it’s due to prescribing errors, drug manufacturing errors, or missing information regarding side effects and complications, some patients get worse or even develop new health problems after taking prescription medications.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville drug injury lawyers know that there are a wide variety of drugs linked to serious illnesses and injuries, including some antidepressants, blood thinners, and diabetes medications. No matter what medication you’re taking, it’s important to take these steps if you suspect a drug injury:

  1. Call or visit your doctor right away. Never self-diagnose a drug injury, and never stop taking a medication without first speaking with your doctor. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor, and ask him or her if they’re related to the medication and whether it’s safe to stop taking it.
  2. Call an experienced law firm. Acting quickly after a suspected drug injury can help conclusively link your symptoms, illness, or injury with the medication you were prescribed. The sooner you contact us, the more likely we’ll be able to build a strong case for you and your family.

If you or a loved one suffers severe side effects or complications from a drug, including seizures, bleeding, or severe pain, call 911 immediately.

Our legal team knows drug injuries, and we know how to help victims get the compensation they deserve. Call today for a free consultation.