The world of medicine is without a doubt one of the most important fields to date. The medical advancements made in prescription drugs have helped us battle some of the most brutal diseases and illnesses. From Ogden, Utah to the East Coast, millions of people are prescribed various drugs by their doctors to help ease pain, relieve illness and help with long-term medical conditions.
While we rely on these medications to help treat the most severe health issues, they can sometimes have dangerous side effects and make things worse. Drug injury isn’t as rare as you may think. All around the world, people face visits to both the emergency room and their lawyer due to complications caused by unstable medications.
Here are some of the most dangerous prescription medications that have serious health risks. As with all cases, if you have experienced a drug injury, contact a lawyer to help you understand your options when it comes to filing a case.
One of the most dangerous drugs, reported by multiple sources, is Prednisone. This specific prescription is meant to relieve the uncomfortable skin conditions that come from making contact with poison ivy. While it is a great short-term solution, extended use can lead to drug injury.
The health disorders associated with extended use of Cortisone are extremely serious. The affected person can develop hypertension, osteoporosis, peptic ulcers and even diabetes.
The Dangerous Methotrexate
This prescription is mostly used to treat cancer. While Methotrexate does kill cancer cells, it unfortunately harms every other cell in your body as well. The terrible effects that come with this drug are fetal death, liver and kidney toxicity, bone marrow, depression and lung disease.
Blood thinners are meant to prevent strokes and heart attacks, but they come with a dangerous price. When taking them, the slightest cut or scratch can lead to severe bleeding—which can result in tremendous blood loss. Those who take blood thinners often have to exercise more caution in everyday life.
Drug injury is tricky. The challenge comes from an attorney trying to argue the danger in a medication that’s being legally distributed. However, if you or a loved one has fallen victim to prescription injury, consult with an attorney at Robert J. DeBry & Associates.