ADHD Medication Lawyers
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What Is ADHD?
ADHD is an acronym for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. The condition makes it hard for an individual to concentrate and learn. For example, adult ADHD symptoms include difficulty concentrating, inattentiveness, and restlessness.
Can ADHD Medication Help Me with My Symptoms?Yes. ADHD medications treat symptoms associated with restlessness, inattention, and impulsivity. They often increase focus and productivity.
What Are the Common Side Effects Related to ADHD Medication?Some of the ADHD medications are known to cause side effects such as:
- Sleep problems
- Little to no appetite
- Stomach pain
Can ADHD Medication Harm Me?Yes. In addition to the aforementioned well-known side effects, ADHD medications can also lead to:
- Heart attack
- Cardiovascular problems
- Sudden death
Can I Sue If My ADHD Medication Causes Me an Injury?Yes. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to sue over either a medication error or a defective product. A medication error is defined as administering or prescribing the wrong medication for a patient’s condition. A medication error is usually made by pharmacists, nurses, or doctors.
In 2007, the FDA required all companies making ADHD drugs to warn patients of any possible psychiatric and heart problems. Drug makers are also required to inform patients of any actual and/ or increased risk of developing health problems associated with taking prescription medication.
If a drug maker fails to inform patients about side effects or other problems, they can be sued if the product is deemed defective.
What Is a Defective Product?
A defective product is considered any type of product that causes harm to an individual. The harm caused fits into three separate categories:
- Failure to warn
- Design defect
- Manufacturing defect
What Do I Need to Prove for a Defective Product Lawsuit?
A plaintiff wanting to win a defective product case must prove:
- The product had a dangerous, unreasonable defect
- The defect caused the plaintiff’s injury while they used it in the way intend by the manufacturer
- The product has not be altered substantially from the way it was originally sold
Do I Need to Contact a Lawyer?
Dangerous ADHD medications can cause unforeseen medical problems and expensive medical bills. If you have been injured by your ADHD medication, contact a personal injury lawyer about your right to recover for your injuries.
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Last Modified: 11-09-2015 03:54 PM PST
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