Dangerous Drug Side Effects? What to Do to Protect Your Rights

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You're taking a prescription or over-the-counter medication, and then the unthinkable happens. You suffer serious side effects, end up in the hospital, and suffer from medical complications from a drug that you thought would help improve your quality of life.

What do you do? How do you get the money you need to pay your bills? Should you contact an attorney? What should you keep as "evidence" to help you win your case?

You probably have many questions, and at the Pennsylvania law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates, we have answers. We're here to tell you what to do if you, or someone you love, suffered injuries or medical problems from taking a dangerous drug.

Steps to Take to Protect Your Rights After Complications From a Dangerous Drug

  1. Seek medical attention right away. Don't take side effects lightly. Typically, medications list side effects that warrant an immediate 911 call. Use your best judgment. If you feel like you need to head to the hospital, don't hesitate.
  2. Be honest with the doctor. Tell them any medications you're currently taking, as you may have suffered from a serious drug interaction.
  3. Keep the package of the drug, the receipt if you have it, information on the pharmacy that filled it, the issues you experienced, and the date you began suffering from the side effects. If the problems have been occurring for an extended period of time, collect any notes you've kept documenting your symptoms, doctor visits, etc.
  4. Contact a law firm with experience handling dangerous drug cases. The big pharmaceutical companies have teams of lawyers on their side, ready to protect their interests and keep you, the victim, from getting the compensation you truly deserve. You need attorneys with the resources and experience on your side – fighting for you.

Note: Don't stop taking a medication without consulting your doctor first. If you have suffered side effects from a medication, or have heard about a recall of the drug you're currently taking, seek medical attention or contact your doctor before you suddenly stop taking it.

Vaccine Injuries? Call Us Today

If you suffered an injury or illness after receiving a flu shot or other vaccine, you may be surprised to know there is a government program that allows vaccine injury victims to get the money they deserve.

Time is critical in these cases—with strict deadlines by which to file a claim. If you believe your injury or illness was caused by a vaccine, call Edgar Snyder & Associates today for a free consulation.

If you have a vaccine injury case, we will connect your with an attorney with about 20 years of experience handling these types of cases. Learn more about the program, what vaccines and illnesses are eligible for compensation and how we can help you get the money you deserve.

Drug Injuries? Get a Free Legal Consultation Now

Protecting your legal rights begins with a no obligation, free legal consultation from Edgar Snyder & Associates. Call 412-394-1000, or fill out the form at the top right of this webpage to get started. But remember that the clock is ticking. There are time limits to file a dangerous drug claim.

If you suffered from serious side effects from a medication, you may have a case. So much has been taken from you, and it's time to take back your life – before it's too late.

Please note: All of our lawyers are licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. We also have lawyers licensed to practice in Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia and we associate with experienced attorneys in other states. In addition, drug-related litigation may involve co-counsel.