Corpus Christi Dangerous Drug Attorneys
Personalized Attention for Clients in Nueces County & Beyond
The most unfortunate fact about dangerous drugs is that the extent of harm
caused by certain pharmaceutical drugs often is not brought to light until
one or more adults or children sustain significant injuries or even death
as a result of using a hazardous medication. When dangerous drug injuries
do occur, it is imperative that victims enlist the help of a qualified
drug injury attorney as soon as possible.
Many consumers depend on pharmaceutical drugs for survival or to help them
live a more comfortable life after they have been diagnosed with a serious
illness. Unfortunately, some prescription medications may be linked to
side effects so severe, they significantly outweigh any possible benefits
of the drug. With the help of the Corpus Christi dangerous drug lawyers
at Bandas Law Firm, P.C., victims of dangerous drug injuries can hold
the allegedly negligent manufacturer, distributor, or prescribing physician
liable for their injuries and medical expenses.
Contact our firm online or by phone at (361) 238-2789 for a free consultation
with our legal team. You won’t pay a dime unless we win your case.
Types of Potentially Dangerous Drugs
Two of the most commonly prescribed types of medications on the market
today are anticonvulsant drugs, used to treat epilepsy and seizures, and
antidepressant drugs, which are widely prescribed to patients suffering
from depression and certain mood disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder
and social anxiety disorder. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
antidepressants, in particular, have become extremely popular in the United
States. They were originally designed as the first line of defense against
depression. Unfortunately, both anticonvulsant drugs and SSRI antidepressants
have been in the spotlight recently due to speculation about the potential
for these medications to cause serious adverse side effects among patients,
including possibly causing birth defects in children exposed to the drugs
during pregnancy, especially during their first trimester.
Anticonvulsant drugs, also commonly called anti-epileptics, come in a variety
of different forms, including tablets, capsules, sprinkles, and liquid.
Some of the anticonvulsant drugs most commonly taken by patients suffering
from epilepsy and other seizure-related disorders include Depakote (valproate),
Dilantin (phenytoin), and Tegretol (carbamazepine). Despite the fact that
anticonvulsant drugs are becomingly increasingly popular among epilepsy
patients, and are even being prescribed for off-label uses, studies have
shown that these potentially dangerous drugs may be linked to the development
of life-altering and possibly even fatal birth defects among infants whose
mothers take the drugs while pregnant.
SSRI Antidepressant Drugs
Every day, more and more consumers are being diagnosed with depression
in the United States. This condition affects approximately 18.8 million
American adults each year. As prescriptions for antidepressant medications
are on the rise, so too is evidence suggesting women who take these potentially
dangerous drugs may have an increased risk of giving birth to children
with major birth defects. Among the most popular SSRI antidepressant medications
are Paxil (paroxetine), Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Celexa
(citalopram), and Lexapro (escitalopram).
Nationwide Legal Representation for Victims of Dangerous Drugs
Dangerous drug injuries can severely alter your life or the life of a loved
one and may even result in death. If you or a loved one has suffered from
a serious injury and you believe a dangerous anticonvulsant or SSRI antidepressant
drug to be the cause, contact an experienced Corpus Christi dangerous
drug attorney at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. to discuss your legal options.
With knowledgeable legal guidance from a qualified drug injury lawyer,
you can more effectively seek financial compensation for your injuries,
the medical bills resulting from injury treatment, and the pain and suffering
endured by you and your family.
Call us today at (361) 238-2789 for a no-cost consultation. We consistently
deliver no-kidding great results for our clients.