When consumers are injured after using or consuming a product, they may be entitled to seek compensation through a dangerous product claim in Illinois. If you have been injured by Ambien side effects, a Chicago dangerous product attorney will take the time to carefully evaluate your case and determine whether you have a valid claim.
Overview of Ambien
Ambien, manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, is a medication primarily used to help treat insomnia on a short-term basis. It works as a sedative, making it easier for individuals to relax and fall asleep.
Insomnia occurs when chemicals in the brain are unbalanced. When individuals have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep, Ambien can help by slowing down the body’s central nervous system.
Ambien was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999.
Ambien Side Effects
There have been numerous reports of Ambien side effects that may result in injuries. Some of the more serious side effects while taking the medication are sleepwalking and engaging in other activities unknowingly. Patients have reported doing things such as eating, driving or making phone calls, yet they have no memory of this afterwards.
Another of the Ambien side effects commonly experienced is amnesia or temporary memory loss.
Some patients have reported no recollection of events taking place during their hours on Ambien or when the effects of the medication began to wear off.
Ambien side effects may also include impaired reactions or thinking.
This is especially true the morning after taking it. Impaired reactions and thinking could lead to a dangerous situation and result in injuries.
If any of these Ambien side effects resulted in serious injury, a Chicago dangerous product attorney can look over your medical records and other available evidence and help determine if you have a strong dangerous product claim in Illinois.
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