Cold and flu symptoms are rampant during the winter months. However, women who are pregnant could take medication that isn’t safe for their developing fetuses. Over-the-counter medications that treat cold and flu symptoms should be used with caution and only after consulting a doctor. If you took harmful drugs and believe it was the result of medical negligence, contact a New York medical malpractice attorney to learn what your rights are.
Here are 5 cold medicine safety tips for pregnant women:
- don’t take cold medicines that contain alcohol;
- choose medicines that contain ingredients for your specific symptoms;
- limit cough drops/lozenges– there are limited amounts of Vitamin C and zinc that pregnant women should take daily;
- avoid taking oral decongestants during the first trimester; and
- avoid herbal medicines that haven’t been properly evaluated for safe use during pregnancy.
When a doctor prescribes medication that isn’t safe for an individual’s condition, or there is a failure to disclose potential side effects, he or she may be found negligent if it leads to injuries. Consulting with a New York medical malpractice attorney is the best way to learn what your rights are.
Contacting a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a medication error you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York medical malpractice attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a medical malpractice claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of medical malpractice attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your medical malpractice claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.