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If you are taking a prescription medication or use a medical device that has known risks and the potential for harm, you must stay alert and vigilant for any adverse side effects. Even mild negative symptoms can be early signs of serious personal injury as the result of a dangerous drug or defective medical device. If you are having a negative reaction to medication or other drug injury, do not hesitate to obtain assistance.
Get to a Hospital or a Doctor Immediately
If you believe you are having a medical emergency, get to the ER or hospital at once. Err on the side of caution, as it is always better to overreact than to hesitate. If possible, bring the medication you have been taking and be ready to tell the health care professionals all the prescription drugs ingested or medical devices used.
Even if your symptoms are mild, you still must see a doctor as soon as possible. Some serious drug injuries begin as mild symptoms that people ignore until the situation is dire. If your regular doctor does not adequately address your concerns, obtain a second opinion regarding your reactions to the medication or device. Other doctors may prescribe different drugs or treatments that may be more effective and less risky.
Never stop taking any prescription medication without the prior approval of a doctor.
Maintain a Detailed Medical Journal
Once you begin to experience unusual symptoms of a prescription medication or medical device, begin to maintain a detailed medical journal. Your journal should contain thorough and dated statements of any symptoms, side effects, pain, discomfort and your emotions while on the medication. Additionally, you should record information about your hospital visits and conversations with doctors, health care professionals and your insurance company.
If your injuries or symptoms are visible, take pictures to include as part of your medical journal. Be sure that some of the pictures of the injury contain your face in the shot for easy identification later.
In the event a drug injury lawsuit is necessary, a medical journal may provide key evidence to prove your physical and mental injuries.
Save Everything Related to the Drug or Medical Device
Do not throw away any unused prescription medication, the container or packaging as well as any printed information provided to you by the drug manufacturer, your doctor, hospital or pharmacy.
Also, save and organize all your medical paperwork, including hospital and medical bills, hospital and doctor correspondence, receipts, insurance claims and insurance correspondence.
Speak with a Qualified Drug Injury Lawyer as Soon as Possible
Every state has a statute of limitations regarding medical malpractice or personal injury. Statutes of limitations are laws that will prevent people from obtaining financial compensation after a certain amount of time has passed—the amount of time will differ by state. Anyone who suffers negative side effects and/or personal injuries as the result of a dangerous drug or defective medical device should therefore seek legal advice as soon as possible. Contact our drug injury lawyers to schedule a free, no obligation attorney consultation to learn more about what options may be available to you.
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