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Friday, October 28, 2016

What Is Considered A Dangerous Drug In A Lawsuit

If you have received medical treatment in the recent past and the end result of the treatment was negative rather than positive, you may be wondering what you can do about it if anything. A malpractice lawsuit is an option that may be available to you in order to receive compensation and restitution for what has happened to you.

Medical Malpractice: Prescription Drugs

One of the issues that you may have had was a problem with the prescription drugs that were given to you. There are numerous types of drugs used in medicine, some are relatively innocuous (i.e. safe with very few side effects). On the other hand, there are also those drugs that may be considered dangerous. The question then becomes, what is considered to be a dangerous drug in terms of a lawsuit?

What Is A Dangerous Drug?

According to the laws defining different types of drugs, a dangerous drug most often refers to a narcotic (also often referred to as an opiate or opioid) drug. The term can also refer to controlled substances as well as controlled substance analogs. However, dangerous drugs may also be drugs that have been recalled or that had undisclosed serious side effects and potential issues.

Does Your Issue Qualify?

When you are thinking about pursuing a lawsuit regarding a drug you were prescribed or administered, the first thing that you should take a look at is whether or not the issues you had, as a result, are listed side effects of the information provided about the drug. If so, you may not have a case. However, if they are not, you might.

Drug Recalls

Some drugs are currently being recalled for serious effects. You should check on the open cases regarding such recalled drugs to see if your medication is on the list. If the drug you were given is recalled or has been determined to be "bad" then you can and likely should pursue a case.

And, of course, if you have any other questions about whether or not the prescription drug you received is a narcotic, controlled substance, controlled substance analog, or other problematic drugs, contact a medical malpractice attorney to find out for sure.


Speak With A Pennsylvania Dangerous Drug Attorney Today

If you believe that you or a loved one has been administered a dangerous drug, you can contact the attorneys at Marciano Legal today.
We have an office in Philadelphia, PA where we help clients throughout the State of Pennsylvania to file medical malpractice lawsuits.
Call our office today to schedule a free consultation or visit us at our Philadelphia office located at:

Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C.
1515 Market St #1600
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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