Defective and dangerous drugs have serious life-long consequences for women. Some drugs can cause birth defects or even render a woman sterile. Due to the differences in how men and women metabolize drugs, certain drugs can have a decidedly negative effect on women that does not occur with men. Recently in the news, birth control drugs, hormone replacement therapy and several other drugs have come under fire due to their negative side effects.
Examples of defective drugs that can negatively affect women’s health:
- Defective birth control such as ORTHO EVRA, Yaz and Yasmin
- Defective weight lost products such as Phen-fen
- Defective drugs that cause birth defects such as thalidomide
- Defective pain relievers such as Bextra
- Defective heart medications such as Posicor
Some commonly reported side effects include the following
- Blurred Vision
- Heart Attack
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
It is important to report any kind of side effects to your physician or get a second opinion if you are taking prescription drugs. Women need to be vigilant when it comes to their health because taking defective and dangerous drugs can seriously affect the woman’s personal health and the health of her unborn children.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by taking a defective drug, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses. Contact an attorney at Levine & Glassman for a free consultation at (954) 332-6100. We represent clients in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.