What You Should Know About Prescription Medications

Syracuse Attorneys for Prescription Medication Injuries

Prescription medications are critical to treating a wide range of serious conditions. But, they can also have serious side effects and, taken incorrectly, may cause extensive harm.

As experienced lawyers, we've seen many people injured by prescription medications they thought would help them. At the Stanley Law Offices, our goal is to help people who've been injured by prescription medications get the compensation they deserve. Our main office is in Syracuse, New York, and we have office locations throughout upstate New York and Pennsylvania.

Your Doctor's Responsibilities

Your doctor has the responsibility to warn you about the potential side effects of prescription medication. He or she should also clearly tell you how to take the medicine — both when it should be taken and how much. You should also be told exactly what the prescription medication is for and if it has adverse interactions with other drugs you're taking.

When you're prescribed a prescription medication by your doctor, it's a good idea to have your doctor clearly write down the instructions for use of that drug. Make sure the doctor takes time to answer your questions about the medicine. Don't be afraid to bring someone along who can ask questions for you; sometimes, two sets of ears are better than one.

Dangerous and Defective Drugs

Sometimes, the drugs themselves are the cause of injury. That's why, if you have any doubts about taking a drug, it's wise to do some research on your own. Get a second opinion. Read the fine print on the instructions. Ask difficult questions about potential side effects and how often they occur.

At The Stanley Law Offices,, we know that it's always best to be proactive — preventing harm before it occurs. But, sometimes, the damage has already been done. In these cases, we're able to take effective legal action to hold drug manufacturers accountable for the harm they cause.

We don't hesitate to take legal action related to prescription medicines of all types:

  • Drugs used to treat ADHD, such as Ritalin or Adderall
  • Drugs used to treat depression, such as Paxil
  • Accutane
  • Bextra
  • Vioxx

Contact Us

If a prescription medication has caused you harm, talking to a lawyer can help you learn your options. To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at The Stanley Law Offices, contact us toll free at 800.608.3333 or 800.372.3760. Se habla español.