A dangerous drug could lead to serious injuries or even death that you may be able to seek compensation for. According to the New York Times, new findings are linking fractures to the use of proton pump inhibitors, used to treat acid reflux. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had issued a revised label to be placed on proton pump inhibitors. The label warned of the risk of fractures. However, in March of 2011, the FDA removed the label, indicating that the risk of fractures was low for those who used the drug on a short-term basis and at lower doses. The newest findings, which were published in the Annals of Family Medicine, May/June issue, indicate a 29% risk of fractures to those patients taking proton pump inhibitors. Additionally, taken on a long-term basis, the risk was raised by a percentage point to 30%. The most likely type of fracture was found to be a hip fracture, occurring in 53% of the cases. If you have been seriously injured after taking any type of medication, you should speak immediately with a New York dangerous drug attorney. You may be able to pursue a claim against the drug manufacturer or any other party involved in the making or selling of a dangerous drug.
Contacting a New York Dangerous Drug Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a dangerous drug you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York dangerous drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a dangerous drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous drug attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous drug claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.