Drug Injury/FAQ

1. What is a drug injury?

A drug injury is any harm caused by taking an over-the-counter or prescription drug. Injuries can be temporary, long-term, or permanent.

2. Are all drug injuries the same?

No. Different drugs cause different injuries. The symptoms and side effects of a drug injury are caused by the different ingredients compounded in the drug and can affect users differently.

3. How much money are drug injury cases worth?

Every case is different. The amount of compensation you’re able to collect is based on a number of factors, such as the known risks associated with the drug you were taking, the severity of your injuries, the costs of medical expenses related to your injuries, and more. After reviewing your claim, a North Carolina drug injury attorney at Henson Fuerst can help you determine if you have a case and how much money the case could be worth.

4. How do I know if I have a case?

After you’ve received medical attention for your drug injuries, you should consult a lawyer to determine whether you have a case or not. At Henson Fuerst, we’ll review the facts of your claim and help you determine what you’re next step should be.

5. Should I stop taking my medication if I’ve suffered a drug injury?

If you think you’re experiencing side effects from a drug you’re taking, you should immediately consult your doctor. Your doctor can tell you whether or not to discontinue taking the drug and determine if you need further medical help.

6. Who’s responsible for my injuries?

Drug manufactures have a responsibility to thoroughly test their products before releasing them to the market. The manufacturers should know the drug’s side effects and disclose this information. When they fail to do so, they should be held accountable for their actions.

If you think you’ve suffered a drug injury, complete a free initial consultation form now, and tell us about it. The North Carolina drug injury lawyers at HensonFuerst can help.

7. What is the Food and Drug Administration?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

8. What is a black box warning?

A black box warning is the strongest warning administrated by the FDA to warn consumers of the risks associated with using a product. The warning appears on the product’s labeling and is outlined by a black box.