Kansas City Drug Side Effect Lawyers
Research by the FDA shows that people under the age of 25 who take antidepressants have a higher risk of suicide than do adults . In response, FDA requires the labels of antidepressants used by children must include a tough “black box” warning about the risk of increased suicidal tendencies in young people. Such warnings are used to signal extremely serious side effects for a prescription drug.
The recommendation applies to all antidepressants, including newer categories such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and older categories, such as tricyclics. These drugs include the brand names:
Antidepressant prescription drugs developed for adults are regularly prescribed to young persons even though most have never been specifically approved for use by depressed children and adolescents.
Parents of children prescribed antidepressant medications who committed suicide (and children of adults who committed suicide) have filed wrongful death lawsuits claiming that the pharmaceutical companies failed to disclose the link between the drugs and increased suicidal thoughts and behavior.
The law in most states provides several personal injury claims for persons who have been seriously injured by a prescription drug with dangerous, undisclosed side effects. These claims include strict liability for a defective product, breach of warranty, negligence, and misrepresentation.
Damages sought against manufacturers of an allegedly dangerous prescription drug typically include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and physical impairment
- Medical expenses associated with the injuries
- Loss of earnings and/or earning capacity
Contact the Attorneys of Brown & Crouppen
For persons who have died, family members can bring a wrongful death action. If you feel that you have the basis for a wrongful death suit, contact us immediately. Call Brown & Crouppen toll free: at 877-448-5415 for your free legal consultation or save time with our online contact form.