Doctors and the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture them tell us the drugs we take are supposed to help us feel better. However, the sad truth is that pharmaceutical manufacturers are more concerned with profits than the health of those who take their drugs, so the dangerous 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 these dangerous drugs can seriously injure you or a loved one.
If you or a family member has been sickened from a dangerous drug in the Sumter or Columbia, South Carolina, area, please contact the experienced defective drug lawyers in South Carolina at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A.
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.
If you or a loved one has become ill from the side effects of a prescription medicine, 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.
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