Lotensin Side Effects: Filing a Lawsuit for Negligence

Suffered Lotensin side effects? While some may be mild, there is the risk of developing dangerous adverse reactions. If you or someone you love was seriously or fatally injured as a result, seek legal advice from an attorney for bad drug lawsuits at Gacovino, Lake & Associates. 

Lotensin Side Effects 

Lotensin is generally used to treat high blood pressure. In order to reduce the risk of injury, patients should make doctors aware of certain medical conditions from which they suffer such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney and liver disease. Pregnant women should not use Lotensin, and those who become pregnant are advised to inform their doctor immediately. 

If a doctor improperly prescribes this drug, he or she may be considered liable for any adverse side effects stemming from negligent prescription. Of course, this is only the case if the medical professional did not follow an established standard of care expected of other reasonable professionals. 

While uncommon, the following are potential serious side effects that require immediate medical attention: 

  • swelling of face or eyes;
  • swelling of the throat, tongue, lips, etc.;
  • swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, legs, etc.;
  • trouble breathing;
  • fainting;
  • rash;
  • infection;
  • yellow skin/eyes; and
  • lightheadedness. 

Failing to recognize and/or properly treat these conditions could result in a worsening of symptoms/conditions. Any ill effects experienced after taking Lotensin should be reported to the patient’s physician right away. 

What to Do after a Serious or Fatal Injury Stemming from Lotensin 

Lotensin side effects that cause serious or life-threatening harm could lead to filing a claim if negligence was present in prescribing the medication. In order to hold a physician liable, you would have to prove negligence. Examples include failing to warn a patient of the side effects, not treating signs of an allergic reaction, and not taking into consideration the patient’s medical history or current health and/or medications. 

If you wish to file a claim against a drug manufacturer, you also will need to establish negligence. This could stem from a failure to warn of Lotensin side effects (on the label or through pamphlets) and knowingly manufacturing a dangerous drug. 

Talking with an attorney for bad drug lawsuits can help you learn of other potential parties that may be liable. Examples of others who could be negligent include a pharmacist who prescribed the wrong dosage or a nurse who gave incorrect instructions on taking the medication. 

When you have suffered serious injuries or a loved one has died as a result of a dangerous drug, compensation may be available. Talking with an attorney can help you learn more about your legal options. 

Damages in a Dangerous Drug Claim 

Your medical bills may be recovered through a claim. This could include hospitalization, lab work and office visits. What’s more, if you were unable to work for a period of time, your lost income may be recoverable. If you are now disabled, your earning potential could be included in your claim. 

Other damages that may be available include future medical care and lost wages, mental anguish, reduced qualify of life, pain and suffering, reasonable funeral expenses, and loss of companionship. An attorney would need to examine all of the ways in which you suffered financially, physically and emotionally when estimating total damages. 

Contacting an Attorney for Bad Drug Lawsuits 

Seek legal advice from an attorney at Gacovino, Lake & Associates. Our office is located in Long Island, but we handle dangerous drug cases across the nation. Call today to learn more about your legal rights and what you can do to protect them if you or a loved one suffered serious or fatal injuries as a result of Lotensin side effects.

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