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Has a Pharmaceutical Drug Affected Your Health?

Every day consumers choose to use pharmaceutical drugs to alleviate pain and suffering, treat disease, prevent illness, and to help maintain their overall health. Although many prescription and non-prescription medications, including over-the-counter drugs, have the potential to cause adverse reactions, consumers continue to take them despite the risks. While the known risks are disclosed by the pharmaceutical manufacturer as a caution to users, some reactions remain unknown, or the pharmaceutical company chooses not to disclose all of the known adverse effects. The medical lawyers at Miskin Law defend clients seeking compensation for their personal injury due to the negligence of the pharmaceutical industry.

Personal Injury from Every Day Household Items

The adverse side effects of a drug may take some time to manifest in the human body. Because of this, a drug that was tested and approved as safe when it first came on the market may not be safe years later. Health Canada regularly reviews the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals available to consumers in Canada. The agency also plays an important role in regulating medication (both prescription and non-prescription), disinfectants, and even topical items such as antiperspirant and sunscreens that might affect the health of Canadian consumers.

Common Adverse Drug Reactions

Common side effects from both prescription and over-the-counter drugs range in speed of onset and long-term effects. Our medical malpractice lawyers have seen cases where the side effects from drugs included minor reactions causing dizziness and nausea to more severe reactions causing physical and emotional debilitation including paralysis and chronic pain. Other serious side effects reported include heart attack or heart failure, stroke, brain damage and cancer, and in some cases death, whether immediate or slow.

Filing Your Pharmaceutical Error Claim

Many of our clients join class action lawsuits at various stages of the case being before the courts, either because their symptoms were delayed to appear, or they were unaware of their right to seek compensation. Call a medical malpractice lawyer at Miskin Law to discuss your symptoms and see if you are eligible to join an existing class action lawsuit or file a personal injury claim of your own with the courts. 

Common causes of injuries from drugs:

  • Prescription misuse
  • Prescription abuse
    • Taking medication prescribed to another person
    • Self-medication
    • Taking a drug in a higher dosage or by non-prescribed method 
    • Taking a drug for a different purpose than prescribed
  • Prescription and over-the-counter drug overdose
  • Misleading or inadequate information
  • Medical malpractice

Class Actions | Settlement Recovery for Injured Victims in Canada

Vioxx is one of the biggest pharmaceutical class action lawsuits in Canada. 12 years after the class action suit began, Vioxx was proven to contribute to stroke and heart attack and the case recently paid out. Miskin Law was able to recover over 10% of the final Canadian settlement to our clients from every province in Canada. 

Along with Vioxx, the lawyers at Miskin Law have represented clients in a number of pharmaceutical class action cases, some of which are currently in the process of settlement including Celebrex and Bextra. Miskin Law is currently working on Yaz (Yasmin), Xarelto, Lipitor, Invokana, and Talcum Powder and accepting new clients who were injured by the drugs listed.

If taking prescription and non-prescription drugs including over-the-counter medication has negatively affected your health or caused you to suffer a personal injury, contact Miskin Law at 1-877-428-8000 to discuss your case confidentially for free.

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