In the city of San Luis Obispo, one type of drug injury is an increased risk of cardiac problems or stroke. Research has shown that the culprit may be fluid retention caused by certain drugs like Vioxx®, Bextra® and Avandia®. The increased fluid in the body can have an effect on both blood flow and its turbulence.

There are numerous medications on the market that can cause fluid retention. You and your doctor should discuss the side effects of any prescription medications you are taking. When you know the risks and symptoms to look for, you are more likely to visit your doctor should you experience one of these side effects.

When a drug causes an unexpected side effect such as fluid retention or one just as serious, and you suffer cardiac problems or a stroke as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. If the cardiac problems or stroke can be blamed on a lack of communication on the part of the drug manufacturer or a failure by your doctor to have considered these risks coupled with your current health issues, you may be able to sue for damages.

If you have experienced a cardiac event or stroke after taking a prescription medication, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you determine if you have the necessary elements for a successful lawsuit. Speak with an attorney at your earliest convenience to determine if you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and more.