Many prescription drugs have side effects and it is the responsibility of pharmaceutical companies to ensure that prescription drugs are safe to be used. Doctors have the responsibility of telling their patients potential side effects and to identify when a particular drug should not be prescribed because of existing medical problems.
If you believe that you suffered serious injury or a loved one has died from the use of a dangerous drug or from a prescription error, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Prescriptions are filled every day in large quantities which leaves plenty of space for human error. Prescriptions have been filled with the wrong strength, the wrong drug, or switching generic brand for a more expensive name brand drug.
One of these drugs is Darvocet, used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Some of the serious side effects from Darvocet include, but not limited to, a heart attack (blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for an extended amount of time), sudden heart related death and cardiac arrhythmia (heart’s normal rhythm is disrupted).
Many drugs approved by the FDA end up producing dangerous side effects. In these cases, the manufacturer of the drug may be held liable for injuries to users.
If you believe you or a loved one was prescribed medication and has had serious side effects, call The Law Offices of Robert R. Pagniello today to find out what you or your loved one could be entitled to.