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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Product liability: Pharmaceuticals

    Pharmaceuticals, drugs, medication; whatever you call it – these products can be both very helpful and even life saving, but also deadly at the same time. If misused when taken, or not mixed correctly at the beginning, they can lead to a serious accident claim.

    Whether you have had a slip, trip or fall, an operation or broken a bone, medication can often both heal and hide the pain. This can be both good and bad. Good because it means the patient is not in so much pain and the body is able to heal quicker, but bad because the medication can sometimes hide a deeper, much more serious pain which can cause something much worse than a simple fall injury claim.

    When are pharmaceuticals good?

    Pharmaceuticals are used for so many good causes. Drugs to help get rid of cancer, medication to help fight infection, and others to simply get rid of that sore shoulder you have from a slip, trip or fall. There will always be a purpose and a need for pharmaceuticals in this world which is why scientists and doctors are constantly researching to improve and advance on what they already have, to make the pharmaceuticals more effective.

    When are pharmaceuticals bad?

    They may have many good uses, but they can also have a detrimental effect on people’s health. One way in which this happens is by abusing drugs. This can be prescription or illegal drugs, either way abusing drugs can lead to serious health problems, not to mention addiction. Another way in which pharmaceuticals can lead to a much more serious claim than just a simple trip injury claim is during the making of the drug. If the compound is not made properly and the chemicals are not in the right measurements this can cause serious accident claims, and affects the user’s health severely. This is when pharmaceutical companies can be liable for very serious claims, far from your usual slip, trip or fall claim.

    Sometimes the liability of the effects of the pharmaceutical comes down the manufacturers, but sometimes it comes down to the user if they misuse the drug or medication. But, if you have a bad reaction to a medication or drug which you were meant to be taking, then you may be liable to put in a claim for compensation. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.

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    Date Published: January 9, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Faulty product claims

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