The medications prescribed for you are intended to treat or relieve a troubling medical condition. If the drug, instead, causes additional hurt or harm, you could be entitled to monetary compensation. If you or a loved one was hurt by taking a prescription drug, retain all remaining medication and any medical records in your possession. A personal injury law firm could use this evidence to investigate whether a case against the drug company may be appropriate.
A drug injury lawyer in your area can explain the laws that allow you to pursue the at-fault party and the evidence you will need to substantiate your case. Your lawyer will also explain the types of compensation you may be able to recover and the potential timeline of your case.
What Is a Drug Injury?
A drug injury happens when you are harmed or your health is worsened by prescription medication. In most pharmaceutical liability cases, we allege that the manufacturer of the drug knew there was an adverse side affect associated with the drug’s use, but the manufacturer failed to warn the public about the known side effect.
If you are the victim of a drug injury, consider consulting a personal injury lawyer for legal guidance and direction. It’s easy to jump to blaming your doctor after suffering a drug injury; however, in some cases, your doctor may not even be aware of the danger of the drug you took. Your lawyer will identify the correct liable party and initiate a case against them.
Types of Drug Injuries
Prescription medication is supposed to make you feel better. When it doesn’t, your health can be adversely affected. A prescription drug injury can include:
- Prescription mix-ups. Receiving the wrong medication from a pharmacy
- Medication dosage errors. Receiving the correct medication in the wrong dose
- Dangerous drug interactions. Receiving a drug that negatively interacts with another drug you are taking
- Failure to disclose. Not being fully informed of the potential side effects of a prescribed drug
How Can I Prove a Prescription Drug Harmed Me?
To seek compensation from a drug manufacturer, you have to prove the company’s negligence. A lawyer can help by explaining the elements of negligence. They will also collect the following evidence:
- Any remaining medication
- Copies of your prescriptions
- The drug labels or leaflets
- Proof of a drug recall (if there was one)
- Expert witness support
Your lawyer may also request or collect additional evidence to prove the value of your case. This can include employment records to prove income loss and medical records that document your health before and after taking the drug.
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How Can a Drug Injury Lawyer Help?
Our lawyer will offer a free review of your case to evaluate its merits. They will explain how state (and potentially, federal) laws affect your case. Your lawyer will also:
- Investigate your case
- Consult medical experts
- Assess your damages
- Communicate on your behalf
- Build a strong case file
We will also handle the negotiation process. If your case goes to trial, your lawyer will represent you in court to fight for a just financial award. If the drug that damaged your health is part of a recall, our firm may collaborate with other victims and their attorneys in a mass tort. Whatever the circumstances of your case, our team will evaluate the best path for your situation.
What Compensation Can a Drug Injury Lawyer Help Me Obtain?
The lawyer who handles your case will assess its financial value. Damages you could recover include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
No two drug injury cases will have the same recoverable damages. Yours will be unique, so your lawyer will create a detailed list of your specific recoverable damages. Their goal is to ensure your damages are not undervalued or underpaid.
How Soon Should I Contact a Lawyer?
The sooner you contact a lawyer, the more time they have to investigate and prepare your case. Getting a local law firm involved in your case right away also ensures they have time to meet the statute of limitations. Some of the circumstances of your case might alter the filing deadline.
The best way to ensure compliance is to let a lawyer handle it for you. Failure to file your lawsuit on time could prevent you from legally demanding compensation. With enough notice from you, your lawyer can make sure the filing deadline is met.
Contact Our Case Review Team Now
If you or someone you love was hurt after taking a prescription drug, our personal injury and mass tort law firm can help you seek compensation. We will help you determine whether you can start or join a mass tort case or file an individual lawsuit.
Learn more about your compensation options by contacting our case review team at Jenner Law today.
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