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Savannah Drug Injury Attorneys Seek Compensation for Harmful Meds

Aggressive representation for patients injured by dangerous drugs

The drugs that doctors prescribe to their patients aren’t always safe for everyone. Some drugs carry inherent risks that their manufacturers fail to disclose, while others can be harmful if they’re prescribed in the wrong dosages or combined with other medications. It’s up to drug manufacturers to make sure their medications’ adverse effects are disclosed before they release a new drug. When they fail to do so, people like you can develop serious and even life-threatening complications.

If you or someone you love was hurt by a prescription drug, get in touch with the legal team at Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers to discuss your options. Our Savannah drug injury lawyers aren’t afraid to take on big pharmaceutical companies to help you get the compensation you deserve.

How do drug injuries occur?

Although prescription and over-the-counter medications can speed healing, reduce symptoms, and help patients recover from illnesses and injuries, they can also be dangerous. Some drugs that are still on the market are linked to serious complications, while others can be dangerous if your doctor doesn’t research your medical history and other medications you’re taking before prescribing them.

Some of the most common causes of drug injuries include:

  • Undisclosed or dangerous side effects — Virtually all drugs have side effects, and you and your healthcare providers may need to weigh the pros and cons before you use certain medications. However, some drugs are linked to disabling and even life-threatening complications. In many cases, the drug manufacturers don’t tell patients or doctors about those complications, and that puts patients like you at risk.
  • Off-label use — When you’re prescribed a medication, you trust that it’s the right one for your treatment plan. But some drug companies push their medications for unapproved, or off-label, uses. When this happens, the full extent of potential side effects may not be known.
  • Pharmacy errors — Pharmacies can fill prescriptions improperly, either with the wrong medication or wrong strength.
  • Interactions with other medications — Harmful interactions can occur when prescription drugs are mixed with common over-the-counter drugs or supplements.

No matter what caused your drug-related injury, you can count on our legal team to pursue maximum compensation for you and your loved ones.

Examples of dangerous drugs on the market

Our injury attorneys represent victims harmed by a variety of dangerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including:

  • Abilify — Also called Aripiprazole, this antidepressant has been shown to induce compulsive behaviors, such as gambling or hypersexuality.
  • SSRIs — A number of serotonin reuptake inhibitors, including Celexa®, Lexapro®, Luvox®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Symbyax® and Zoloft®, have been shown to cause birth defects when taken during pregnancy.
  • Blood thinners — Various anticoagulants, such as Xarelto®, have been linked to an increased risk of severe bleeding.
  • Diabetes drugs — Certain diabetes medications, such as Onglyza®, Byetta®, Januvia®, Janumet®, Tradjenta® and Victoza®, have been linked to serious health problems, including pancreatic cancer. Invokana® and Invokamet® have also been shown to cause potentially deadly conditions. Onglyza® has been linked to heart failure.
  • Heartburn drugs — Numerous heartburn medications, such as Nexium®, Prevacid®, Prilosec®, Losec®, Protonix®, and Zegerid®, have been linked to kidney disease.
  • Low-T Treatment — Various testosterone-enhancing drugs have been linked to heart attacks and over cardiovascular ailments.
  • Risperdal® — This antipsychotic drug has been known to cause gynecomastia.
  • Taxotere® — This breast cancer drug has been linked to permanent hair loss in women.
  • Viagra® — The popular erectile dysfunction drug can produce unexpected side effects, such as sudden hearing and/or vision loss. But it is also suspected of causing malignant melanoma.
  • Zofran® — This anti-nausea drug has been linked to birth defects.

If you believe you were harmed by any drug on this list, our determined attorneys are ready to help.

More than 20 years of experience helping drug injury victims

After a drug injury, you need a law firm you can trust while you focus on getting better. When you call Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers, you’ll get personalized attention every step of the way, from the moment you first describe your drug injury to our attorneys to the moment you get the money you deserve.

We know that you may be hesitant to contact a lawyer, especially if you’re worried about how much it will cost. But because our law firm uses the No Fee Guarantee®, you have nothing to lose. We don’t charge any upfront fees for our consultations or our services, and you don’t owe us anything unless we get money for you. Call 912-212-2100 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Mr. Owens devotes his practice exclusively to representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death claims. His primary focus is automobile/tractor-trailer accidents, dog bites, slip/trip and falls, medical malpractice, injuries from dangerous products, job injuries and nursing home abuse. Before joining forces with Mr. Mulherin to open Owens & Mulherin in 2001, Mr. Owens worked…

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Mr. Mulherin represents individuals in personal injury cases. His primary practice areas are automobile accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, medical malpractice claims and workplace injuries. Before forming Owens & Mulherin with Mr. Owens in 2001, Mr. Mulherin practiced at Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP, from 1984 - 2000, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.…

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