Negligent lithium monitoring can result in lithium toxicity. Learn the risks
Doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals have an obligation to carefully monitor patients taking lithium. If not taken correctly, lithium can have serious health consequences. If you believe you or a loved one is a victim of lithium toxicity, seek immediate emergency medical attention.
If you were prescribed lithium, the pharmacist or doctor who prescribed the drug should pay especially close attention to your kidneys, which can be damaged if the lithium levels are too high. Specifically, blood tests should be done periodically to make sure lithium levels remain safe. If left untreated, kidney failure can sometimes result, requiring patients to undergo dialysis treatment.
Sometimes, lithium poisoning or 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.
Common brand names for lithium
Your family may even have a legitimate case against the manufacturer of the drug. Lithium manufacturer brands include several drug companies. Lithium is sold under various brand names, including Cibalith, Carbolith, Duralith, Eskalith, Lithane, Lithobid and Lithonate.
Lithium has proved to be an effective treatment for bipolar disorder. Injuries caused by lithium have also been well documented for over a century. That's why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of lithium from 1949 to 1970.
If you believe you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of lithium poisoning or lithium toxicity, contact an experienced Arizona lithium toxicity lawyer who will look out for your best interests.
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