Lithium toxicity cases in Arizona can be serious, complicated. We can help
Israel & Gerity, PLLC has earned a reputation throughout the country for getting clients desired results when they need a leading lithium toxicity lawyer. Attorneys Kyle A. Israel, Michael E. Gerity and their staff dealt with several, important lithium toxicity cases brought forward by people suffering from this serious medical condition.
Our attorneys have years of experience handling lithium toxicity cases.
What you should know about lithium
Who are lithium patients? Since the 1870s, doctors have prescribed lithium to treat a wide variety of ailments, from depression and gout to cluster headaches. In the 1940s, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of lithium because of fatalities. That ban was lifted in 1970. The drug is now commonly used to mainly treat bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder.
Bipolar patients & lithium have a relationship that dates back to the 19th century. The effectiveness of lithium has been widely debated in the medical field. Another controversial aspect of lithium is the tendency for overdoses of the drug, resulting in lithium poisoning or lithium toxicity. There are a wide variety of symptoms of lithium poisoning. The effects of lithium toxicity can include memory problems, movement disorders tremors, seizures, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In more severe instances, lithium overdose injuries can include permanent kidney damage requiring dialysis, severe dehydration or even put patients into a coma. In the most extreme cases, dangerous lithium levels can result in death.
Why a lithium lawsuit may be necessary
Families dealing with a lithium toxicity case often have grounds for a legitimate case. Negligent lithium monitoring by the doctor or hospital that prescribed lithium is one way families can pursue compensation for such injuries. Medical professionals have a responsibility to carefully monitor patients taking such powerful drugs. If you were prescribed lithium, the pharmacist or doctor who prescribed the drug may also be at fault. And in some cases, lithium toxicity can be traced back to a pharmacist lithium error, especially if the pharmacist prescribed a higher dosage that caused serious injuries or a fatal overdose. Lithium manufacturer brands include Cibalith, Carbolith, Duralith, Eskalith, Lithane, Lithobid and Lithonate.
How a lithium toxicity lawyer can help
Lithium toxicity cases can be extremely complicated. There's so much evidence and so many factors to consider. An experienced Phoenix lithium toxicity lawyer can help you sort through all the details and decide what's important for building a rock-solid case with one goal in mind: to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. We also realize it's not just about the money. It's about justice, about holding people accountable for their actions.
At Israel & Gerity, PLLC, our attorneys have years of experience handling lithium toxicity cases. Allow us to put our knowledge to work for you. Located in Phoenix, Israel & Gerity, PLLC serves clients throughout Arizona.