A Bad Reaction to a Prescription Can Cause Issues for Students

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

Adjusting to prescription medication can be a delicate thing. Human physiology can be unpredictable. The medication that works perfectly well for one person in the prescribed dose may not work at all for another person. Indeed, beyond just not working as hoped, new medications can cause severe reactions, sometimes alone but often when they interact unpredictably with other medications, foods, and substances. Prescription medication reactions can include rapid heartbeat, hallucination, faintness, anxiety, seizures, rashes, cognitive decline, sleeplessness, nausea, emotional liability, and a host of other severe and disabling conditions. Health is delicate. Prescription drugs can help. But drug reactions are a real and ever-present problem.

Drug Reactions and School Problems

Drug reactions can cause school problems. Many school disciplinary cases involve the accused student's prescription medication reaction, either as the original cause or a significantly contributing factor. Hallucinating students, for instance, may engage in anomalous behaviors that other students misconstrue to be inappropriately sexual, disrespectful, or offensive. Cognitively impaired students may miss assignments, fail to complete courses, or uncharacteristically fail or do poorly on quizzes and exams. Students suffering sleeplessness, anxiety, and emotional liability like flaring anger may uncharacteristically overreact, act unprofessionally, and trigger conflicts, confusion, and disputes. These and other drug reactions may result in academic progression issues, academic misconduct charges, or behavioral or sexual misconduct charges. Drug reactions can and do cause school problems in a surprising number of cases.

What to Do About It

The first thing a student having a school problem due to a drug reaction should do is to get the medical care necessary to diminish and correct the reaction. Some drugs, even ones that produce adverse reactions, are nonetheless necessary. But prescribing physicians may be able to change drugs or adjust doses to eliminate reactions. First, fix the underlying problem if you can. Next, retain highly qualified school discipline defense counsel to help you show school disciplinary officials the role your prescription medication played in your school problem. With the right evidence, argumentation, and negotiation, those officials are very likely to come to understand, appreciate, and respect your situation and response to it.

National School Discipline Defense Attorney

National school discipline defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm's Student Defense Team are available nationwide to help you defend and defeat college or university misconduct charges, including charges relating to a prescription drug reaction. Attorney Lento has successfully defended hundreds of students at colleges and universities across the country against all kinds of disciplinary charges. Let Attorney Lento and the Lento Law Firm's Student Defense Team show the school the role your drug reaction played in bringing about the charges and that the school should promptly dismiss those charges as you address your medical condition. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now to retain Attorney Lento to help you through a difficult time.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients nationwide. Attorney Lento and his team represent students and others in disciplinary cases and various other proceedings at colleges and universities across the United States. Attorney Lento has helped countless students, professors, and others in academia at more than a thousand colleges and universities across the United States, and when necessary, he and his team have sought justice on behalf of clients in courts across the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide, and he can help you or your student address any school-related issue or concern anywhere in the United States.


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