Most of us take prescription and over-the-counter medications at some point in our lives. Medical professionals may recommend that we receive prosthetics or other medical devices during our lifetime as well. We trust that the drugs and medical devices our doctor prescribes or that the drugs we buy from the drugstore will help us get well. We also trust that the companies who sell these drugs and medical devices are sure that they are safe before they are sold to the public. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
By some estimates, over 200,000 Americans suffer serious and sometimes fatal side effects each year from prescription drugs, and that more Americans die from taking prescription drugs than from using illegal drugs. These estimates do not include the thousands of Americans who suffer adverse reactions to over-the-counter medications including “natural supplements.” Dervishi Law Group, P.C., represents people who have been harmed by unsafe drugs and medical devices. Call us at (718) 484-4757 or (917) 496-8342 if you have been injured by an unsafe drug or defective medical device and would like a legal consultation.