Suicide: A Side Effect of Dangerous Prescription Drugs
Drug Injury Lawyers
What do the prescription drugs Zoloft, Accutane, Prozac and Strattera have in common? They all have side effects that have been linked to suicide in some way. Whether they have been associated with suicidal attempts or thoughts, these medications have presented serious dangers to unsuspecting patients. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has recognized this, requiring expanded "black box" warnings on all antidepressant medications relating to an increased risk of suicidal symptoms in young adults. Accutane was recalled from U.S. markets in 2009.
If you are looking for legal guidance after a loved one has taken or attempted to take his or her life, look no further. A drug injury lawyer at Arnold & Itkin LLP can provide knowledgeable insight related to a potential lawsuit that you may have against the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the drug that led to your loss or a loved one's side effects.
Lawsuits related to dangerous prescription drugs have the potential to be complex because they are highly technical in nature, relating to medical conditions, clinical trials, chemical formulas and the like. Our team works closely with investigators and expert witnesses in various fields to build strong cases for our clients. We believe in holding pharmaceutical giants accountable for their misconduct. Find out more about your case by calling (888) 504-0459 – our professionals are standing by to see how we can best assist you.
Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts and Tendencies
Suicide is defined as the act of intentionally taking one's own life. In many cases, suicide may be committed out of despair or may be caused by an underlying mental disorder such as depression. Drug and alcohol abuse may also lead to suicide. What happens when suicide can be linked to a prescription medication that a person was taking?
Certain prescription drugs, including Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil and other SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), Accutane (isotretinoin), Strattera (atomoxetine) and certain anticonvulsant medications have been linked to suicide. These substances have been linked to suicidal thoughts, attempts and tendencies. These tendencies may be increased in children and adolescents, particularly in regard to antidepressants.
If you would like to learn more about suicidal symptoms and how these may be associated with specific prescription drugs, we welcome you to call our offices for a confidential consultation. Your initial case review is free, and we handle drug injury lawsuits on a contingent fee basis. You pay no legal fees unless we are successful in recovering a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
Contact a pharmaceutical injury attorney at Arnold & Itkin today.