Over the counter drugs are usually considered to be safe, but in reality, this is not entirely true. Some individuals may be allergic to over the counter drugs while others may have drug interactions if they take other medications. It is important for individuals to learn as much about an over the counter drug as possible before taking it.
Unfortunately, of all the information that there is about a particular drug, some information may be still undiscovered. When this is the case, individuals who take the over the counter medications may suffer severe effects, which may range from overdose to poisoning. These effects may leave an individual with a number of potential injuries.
Some individuals may feel mild discomfort and be fine. Others may suffer violent reactions that cause nausea, headache, vomiting, aches and pains, and more. Still others may suffer brain or organ damage or internal bleeding. Some of these effects may be severe enough to kill an individual.
When an individual suffers harm from an over the counter drug because the drug was not correctly labeled with vital information, the victim may be entitled to financial compensation for his or her injuries.
Seeking financial compensation means taking legal action against the negligent drug company. In most cases, individuals wishing to pursue compensation are advised to seek legal advice from an experienced product defects lawyer before taking legal action. Although hiring a lawyer does not guarantee victory, it may increase an individual’s chances of a successful outcome.
If a pharmaceutical company failed to properly label its over the counter drug and you suffered harm as a result, you may be entitled to financial compensation.