Being harmed by a prescription or over-the-counter medication can result in serious health problems. That’s because drug injuries—which are typically complications not listed as side effects or publicized by the manufacturer—are often severe and can result in organ damage, cancer, and heart attacks/strokes.

Typically, the more severe the injury, the more compensation a victim can recover. But when it comes to determining exactly how much money is at stake, there are other factors to consider, too.

  • Is it an individual or class-action lawsuit? Many drug injuries are handled in the legal system via class-action lawsuits. These lawsuits have an advantage over individual lawsuits due to the fact that multiple law firms may work on them. However, they often result in less money overall for individual victims.
  • Will you recover from your health problems? There’s a big difference between drug injuries that result in permanent disability and those that victims can recover from. When disability is permanent, victims may need compensation for decades of lost paychecks.
  • How long will you need medical care? Some drug injury victims have big initial costs but recover and don’t need much, if any, future care. Others may have fewer upfront costs but will need lifelong care, which can result in a greater overall financial burden.

The best way to determine how much money you’re owed for your drug injury is to contact an experienced drug injury lawyer. At Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel, we know how to quickly and accurately assess and appraise potential drug injury claims, and then we help victims get every penny they’re owed. Contact us today for a free consultation.