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August 26, 2014

Study Suggests Arizona More Lenient on Potential Sex Offenders

An alarming new study indicates that the crime of soliciting sex from a minor in Arizona carries a shorter sentence than other serious offenses. A study conducted by the anti-sex trafficking group Shared Hope International and Arizona State University is raising some important questions about existing legislation. Soliciting sex to minors in Arizona is a […]



Scottsdale Children’s Personal Injury Attorney for Prescription Drug Cases

Arizona Children are Given Defective Drugs and Bad Prescriptions

If your child has been injured as the result of a defective pharmaceutical drug, an ill-advised prescription, or has suffered due to dangerous prescription drug interactions, call Scottsdale Attorney Shane L. Harward at 480-874-2918. Attorney Shane L. Harward has been advocating for children’s rights and fighting for justice when that safety is compromised since 1995. He has the experience, resources, and the skill to help you get justice and compensation if your child has been injured or killed as the result of dangerous prescription drugs.

Small children can suffer dangerous drug interactions if their pediatrician is not aware of the dangers arising from prescribing multiple medications. Tragedy can also occur if prescription drugs are mixed with over-the-counter medications. Pediatrician malpractice and pharmacy malpractice must be deterred.

Drug Warnings for Children’s Prescription Drugs may be Inadequate

Drug companies are consistently recalling drugs as the result of dangerous conditions that those drugs create. Often the FDA forces these companies to recall the drugs. So many lawsuits, mass torts, and class actions are filed against these companies that they have no choice but to withdraw some of their drugs from the market. Unfortunately, many of these drugs harm and kill Arizona’s children. If your family has suffered as the result of any prescription drugs including the following:

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder drugs like Ritalin and Adderall
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors designed to stop acid reflux in children: Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid
  • Over the counter cold medications: Vicks, Triaminic, Nyquil, Dimetapp and others

call Scottsdale Lawyer Shane L. Harward at 480-874-2918.  Some of these drugs can lead to extreme heart rate increases, liver damage, and even death. The labels on these medications should clearly and adamantly state the risks and medical professionals should warn parents about the tragic possibilities. Unfortunately, profit often trumps safety. This cannot be tolerated.

Arizona Teenagers on Prescription Drugs: Suicide and other Tragic Results

Just like teenagers across the nation, many teenagers in Arizona suffer from depression. Many of these teens benefit from prescription drugs meant to treat depression. But for some teens, these drugs increase depression and thoughts of suicide. Some of these selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) meant to treat depression include:

  • Zoloft
  • Lexapro
  • Paroxetine
  • Paxil
  • Prozac
  • Fontex

These are not the only drugs that can cause harm to Arizona’s most vulnerable citizens and suicide is not the only risk of many dangerous prescription drugs. Oxycontin and Vicodin have been known to lead to addiction. Accutane is a prescription drug for acne that can possibly result in devastating injuries. Yaz birth control was heavily marketed to young women as a perfect birth control option. For many women, Yaz has been determined to potentially cause heart attacks and strokes, blood clots, gall bladder disease, and even wrongful death.

The list of potential risks for children and teens and prescription drugs is long. If you and your family have been the victims of dangerous prescription drugs, you may have legal grounds to obtain justice and compensation for your suffering. Call an experienced child injury attorney in Scottsdale: Shane L. Harward at 480-874-2918.

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Shane Harward Law Offices of Shane L. Harward PLC

10575 North 114th Street
Suite 103
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259

Telephone (480) 874-2918
Facsimile (480) 588-5063

By Appointment Only:
4809 East Thistle Landing Drive
Suite 100
Phoenix, Arizona 85044

Telephone 602-384-4638

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 12877
Scottsdale, Arizona 85267