Charleston WV General Product Liability Claims Attorney
Charleston Product Liability Attorney
When a business produces a product they have a duty to the public to make sure that it is safe for use. This duty is applied to every type of industry. Placing a product out on the market that is dangerous for use is a form of negligence, and people affected by the use of these products may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries and losses.
Antibiotics are medications used to combat bacterial infections in the body. Patients rely on the doctors and other medical practitioners to administer antibiotics when necessary to cure the illness they are fighting. It is assumed that the use of these medications is safe.
Recent studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has shown that the three most commonly prescribed antibiotics, Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox, are potentially dangerous to the patient.
Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox are a type of antibiotic that is categorized as a Fluoroquinolone antibiotic. They are commonly prescribed for lung infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and infections concerning the kidneys and bladder. Avelox is also commonly prescribed for bacterial infections on the skin.
Each of these medications has been recently associated with:
- Onset of neuropathy without the patient suffering from Diabetes
- Nerve damage throughout the body not associated with neuropathy
- Brian fog, seizures, and psychotic episodes
- Tendon ruptures
The Food and Drug Administration has already required each of these medications to carry a Black Box warning about their association with tendon problems and ruptures associated with medicine use.
Now, if these serious side effects were not enough, the JAMA study that was released in July 2016 shows that there is a direct connection between these medications and Aortic aneurysms and dissection.
The Aorta is the largest vein in your body and supplies all organs directly except the brain. An aneurysm (bulge that can burst) or dissection (tear in the vein) can lead to serious health issues, heart attack, or death.
Typical household products can be badly designed or defective and cause injuries. Some examples are smartphones that have exploding batteries, appliances with defective heating elements that catch fire, or power tools that lack the proper safety mechanisms to protect the user. In other situations, a manufacturer of a product can be responsible for failing to properly label their products.
One example is laundry detergent “pods”, which often come in bright colors, and attract children to play with them and potentially eat them, causing severe illness. In a similar way, neglecting to put certain warnings on product labels can also cause injury, such as household chemicals that fail to indicate that they are toxic, or neglect to list other chemicals that they might interact with.
If you or your loved one has suffered from serious side effects of a dangerous medication or other dangerous product, you should protect your rights and speak to an attorney.