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Researching Dangerous Drugs

Dangerous drug reactions can lead to significant injury, disability and death. When prescription as well as over-the-counter (OTC) medications are not prescribed properly or are taken improperly, serious injuries can occur. When drugs that are prescribed to treat a medical condition cause further harm, the outcome may be due to negligence on the part of the physician, the pharmacist and/or the drug manufacturer.  As healthcare attorneys, we recognize the importance of understanding why a drug has been prescribed as well as the potential adverse consequences that may occur due to the medication. It is extremely important that your doctor understands your medical history as well as all prescription and OTC medications that you are taking. Frequently, if you have a medical condition such as diabetes, a drug that otherwise would be beneficial to you may cause undesirable consequences to your blood glucose

Patients with glaucoma may be prescribed a drug by their family doctor that would be appropriate for most patients but not for patients with glaucoma. Interactions between two different drugs may cause potential side effects which would not otherwise occur if the drugs were taken individually. There are a number of resources  that a patient can look to for reliable information on drugs and drug interactions.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) is a great resource to look to for information on the medications that you are taking and the medications that your doctor wants you  to take. At Mishkind Kulwicki Law, we frequently encounter claims that involve medication errors and  we have multiple resources that you can look to on our web site at https://www.mishkindlaw.com to understand the consequences of dangerous drugs and medication errors.

We also highly recommend the NIH web site that can be found at: http://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal. If you navigate around this website you will find information on reporting medication  errors and other easy to understand information on the medications that you are currently taking. We are patient safety advocates and want you to be informed so that you can be safe and confident when you take a medication. We all need to be active participants in our preventative health care so as to  avoid preventable medical errors and adverse reactions from dangerous drugs or dangerous combinations of safe drugs.

People interested in learning more about our firm’s legal services, including medical malpractice in Ohio, may ask questions or send us information about a particular case by phone or email. There is no charge for contacting us regarding your inquiry. A member of our medical-legal team will respond within 24 hours.

By Howard Mishkind|2019-03-18T22:03:28+00:00January 30th, 2012|Medication Error|Comments Off on Researching Dangerous Drugs
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