South Carolina Dangerous Drugs & Supplements Attorney
Doctors and the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture them tell us the prescription medications we take are supposed to help us feel better. However, the sad truth is that drug manufacturers are more concerned with profits than the health of those who take their drugs, so the dangerous drugs side effects that harm and kill are not necessarily first in their mind as they push for the pills to be marketed.
Healthcare professionals may push you to take drugs you do not need to take or may overlook the dangerous side effects. In either case, taking dangerous drugs can seriously injure or kill, you or a loved one. If your loved one passed away due to a dangerous drug, a South Carolina dangerous drugs lawyer can fight on your behalf for wrongful death damages.
If you or a family member has been sickened or suffered health complications from a dangerous drug in the Sumter or Columbia, South Carolina area, please contact a South Carolina dangerous drugs lawyer at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A. Our dangerous drugs lawyers understand product liability claims and are prepared to help you seek the justice you deserve for your injuries caused by a pharmaceutical company.
Drugs & Supplements
Dangerous Drug Statistics
- In 2006, the CDC estimates that 350,000 Americans died of drug reactions or interactions
- Two-thirds of doctor’s visits result in the patient being given a drug prescription
- In 2004, more people ages 45 to 54 died as a result of unintentional drug overdoses than died in automobile accidents
- Nearly 85 percent of people 65 and older are taking at least one drug prescription, and many are taking several different drugs at the same time
For many people, prescription drugs are a way of life and they need these drugs to function every day. There is a drug for almost every condition. Rather than treating what might be the cause of the condition, many doctors will throw a drug at it to see if it will solve the problem. Most of the time, the drug is exactly what is needed. But sometimes the drug’s side effects are more dangerous than what the drug is needed for.
A drug company has standards it has to uphold. When it doesn’t, the consequences can result in injury or worse to the patient. If you or a loved one has become ill from the side effects of a prescription medicine made by a pharmaceutical company, please contact the dangerous drug attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., for an initial consultation.
With offices in Aiken, Camden, Columbia, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Sumter, South Carolina, our personal injury lawyers are ready to serve you.
For immediate help, call a South Carolina dangerous drugs lawyer today at 888-353-5513.