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Dangerous Drug Interactions

When it comes to prescription medications, most people trust their doctors recommendations. Doctors are supposed to be well-educated and knowledgeable about how pharmaceutical products work within the body and how they may be of benefit to you. Whether your prescriptions are preventative or necessary to fight a medical condition, you hope that they benefit your health and not cause you greater discomfort. But if you are taking multiple prescriptions, it is possible that these drugs may interact harmfully with each other.

If your doctor or pharmacist failed to note that there were potentially dangerous conflicts between medications that you were prescribed or disclosed taking, then you may have been the victim of medical malpractice. To learn more about your legal rights and the kinds of financial compensation that you may be able to gain through a civil lawsuit, contact the Green Bay pharmacy error lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

Interactions

Regardless of whether a patient receives conflicting prescriptions from one or more doctors, it is incumbent upon each medical professional to ensure that there are no needless risks posed by the use of the drugs in question. Pharmacists serve as the last, and perhaps most important, line of defense between a patient and a harmful drug interaction. The following are representative of the kinds of side effects that can occur when failures are made in this process:

  • One drug can nullify the beneficial effects of another
  • Both drugs may fail to work properly
  • The chemical compounds that result may trigger severe allergic reactions
  • Harmful effects on the central nervous system
  • Harmful effects on the digestive tract

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If you believe that a pharmacist or physician’s error caused you harm or threatened your future health, you may deserve compensation. Please contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.