In the city of San Luis Obispo, a drug injury may include kidney, liver or other organ failure. People all over the country take medications to control or cure a medical condition. Sometimes the drugs that people take to help them can end up hurting them in the long run. You have a right to know of any potential side effects of the medications you are being prescribed before you choose to take them.
Unfortunately, manufacturers of drugs do not always warn medical professionals or consumers of the dangers of some medications. When this occurs, and a patient suffers kidney, liver or organ failure as a result of taking that medication, the patient has a legal right to sue the manufacturer of the drug for damages. If it is a medical professional who has failed to warn a patient of side effects, they could be named in a lawsuit themselves.
When a person sustains an injury due to taking prescription medication, the claim against the drug manufacturer is permissible because of product liability laws. If a patient uses a drug as intended and suffers organ damage as a result of normal use, they are considered a victim of product liability. As such, the patient can sue for compensation for monies spent on medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.
Any person who has experienced harm or injury due to a prescription medication should consult an attorney experienced in product liability law. An attorney can review the person’s information and determine whether or not they have the basis for a successful personal injury lawsuit.