According to a report from Disabled World common painkiller medications come with dangers. Prescription and over-the-counter painkillers are widely used yet not all users are aware of their dangers. For instance, side effects can be mild, leading to discomfort, or serious, causing health complications.
Mild side effects may include:
- drowsiness; and
More severe side effects could include:
- reduction in heart rate;
- blood clots;
- stroke; and
- other cardiovascular conditions.
Some painkillers have even been linked to hallucinations, confusion and nightmares. Another danger is harmful drug interactions. If a painkiller is taken with another medicine or even a supplement, it could lead to serious problems. Patients should talk with their doctors or pharmacists about mixing medications. Finally, painkillers can be dangerous when consumers aren’t aware of the differences between short and long-acting medications. Taking the correct dose is important in order to avoid a serious complication. If you believe that you were the victim of a defective drug or a mistake with your medication, then you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a New York defective drug attorney to learn what your rights are and if you are eligible to file a claim.
Contacting a New York Defective Drug Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a defective drug you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective drug 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 defective drug claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.