Dangerous Medications: Problems That Should Spur You To Call An Attorney

Most people take some kind of medication on an almost daily basis. Whether it is an over-the-counter product or a product that was prescribed to you by a doctor, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer of these products to make sure that they are as safe as possible for the general public. Unfortunately, mistakes do happen with medication manufacturing, and when they do, the public is at risk. You do not have to bear the brunt of the damage on your own if you are harmed by bad medicine. You should contact a product liability lawyer for help. 

The medication contained improper dosage levels and caused an overdose. 

Just as you were told to do, you took two capsules of the medication you were prescribed. Unfortunately, these two capsules led to an overdose that put you in the hospital with severe injuries. Drug manufacturers work diligently to make sure pills, capsules, and solutions contain the proper dosage levels, but occasionally, mistakes do happen. A super-concentrated liquid, for example, could cause an overdose if something went wrong with the equipment and too much medication was injected into the suspension liquid. If this medication liquid bypassed quality control, it could end up in your medicine cabinet. 

The medication contained an allergen not specified on the label. 

You took the medication the doctor prescribed to you with confidence it would not spur an allergic reaction. However, soon after taking the medication, you start experiencing imune symptoms due to an allergy attack. When the medication you took is tested, allergens show up that were not listed on the label and not supposed to be in the medication. This is a dangerous situation, and for people who have allergies to certain forms of medication, it can lead to a lot of problems. Manufacturers must include allergy information on the label, so if you have a reaction to something not listed, the manufacturer could be responsible. 

The medication contained a compound it shouldn't have. 

Perhaps you sustained lead poisoning because your everyday dose of generic ibuprofen contained trace amounts of lead. Maybe you tested positive for amphetamines when you have only been taking prescription medication for your pain. As much as everyone likes to believe the medications they are taking are only going to contain the ingredients they are supposed to, cross-contamination does happen during manufacturing on occasion. When this occurs, it can have damaging consequences for the people using the medications.