You have likely heard the old idiom, “the cure is worse than the disease.” This well-worn phrase is generally used metaphorically to describe how sometimes solutions to problems just create more problems. However, the phrase can take on a literal, and even deadly meaning when applied to certain prescription drugs.
The purpose of a pharmaceutical drug is to treat an illness or a condition. Overall, we should be grateful that we live in a time in which so many serious maladies can be counteracted with the use of a pill or a liquid. Many of us at one time or another will require some form of pharmaceutical drug to regain or maintain our health.
However, recent history provides numerous examples of cures that may, in some cases, have been worse than the disease. The antidepressants Zoloft and Prozac have been known to cause birth defects. Drugs used in testosterone therapy may increase the risk of heart attacks and other dangerous cardiovascular events.
Drugs create reactions within the human body; if the drugs use somehow damages an internal organ, the results could be catastrophic. Companies that sell unsafe medications to the public should be held accountable if their products cause harm.
If you or a member of your family have suffered from the effects of a drug that may be defective, you could be in need of compensation to cover current and future medical costs. A Texas drug injury attorney who understands the pain of your ordeal may be able to help you in holding the liable parties accountable.
The perspective held by this firm regarding such cases can be read about in greater detail on the page dedicated to defective drugs.