Savannah, GA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. In fact, chronic disease, which include diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, account for seven out of ten deaths every year. According to a recent Fox News report, some of these chronic conditions can be treated with lifestyle intervention, but in many cases, medications are in order. Many of these medications however, come with complications and side effects of their own, which makes taking these potentially life-saving drugs a risk in and of itself. The report has drawn the attention of The Eichholz Law Firm.
Founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1976, The Eichholz Law Firm is a leading personal injury firm. The firm represents many types of cases, but is perhaps best known for representing the victims of dangerous drugs. The Eichholz Law Firm has issued a press statement, commenting on the alarming Fox News report.
“This report is not meant to suggest that patients with chronic conditions need to stop taking their medications, but it is a good reminder to us all that even good, life-saving drugs can come with major risks. As patients and as consumers, it is vital to stay informed about potential side effects and to ask doctors about any and all risks associated with a given medication.”
The Fox News report goes on to suggest that some of these potentially risky drugs are very commonplace. For example, Aspirin is one of the most common ways for preventing heart disease, yet it can bring with it an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Beta-blockers, also used in the treatment of heart disease, come with side effects that include severe headaches and fatigue.
“These are not necessarily bad products, but the risks associated with these drugs are well-documented and it is vital for patients to be aware of them. Doctors should be forthcoming about the risks associated with these medications, and patients should be proactive about asking the right kinds of questions” cautions The Eichholz Law Firm.
The statement concludes by saying, “The Eichholz Law Firm has represented victims in numerous dangerous drugs suits. If you or a family member has experienced extreme, adverse effects from a medication or a medical treatment, it is imperative to contact a personal injury law firm as soon as possible.”
The Eichholz Law Firm was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1976. Since its establishment, the firm has become a cornerstone in the Savannah community. Today, The Eichholz Law Firm represents personal injury victims as well as those involving truck, motorcycle, and automobile accidents, abuse, medical malpractice, negligence, dangerous drugs, wrongful death, product liability, worker’s compensation and Social Security.
The Eichholz Law Firm employs a diverse staff of legal professionals who are experienced and enthusiastic about assisting their clients through the legal process.
To learn more about The Eichholz Law Firm, visit http://www.TheJusticeLawyer.com.