Drug Injury Lawyers Serving Clients Across the U.S.
When you’re sick and injured, or you’re taking care of a family member who is ill, you trust doctors to make the right decisions to help you or your loved one get better. But some medications prescribed by doctors have ingredients that may cause additional health problems or drug side effects.
Many of these medications have been investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and require warning labels, but patients aren’t always aware of these risks.
If you or your loved one was injured or became sick after taking a prescription medication, the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough can help you file a drug injury lawsuit to get compensated for your pain, suffering, and injury-related expenses. We can start working on your case today. Just call (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get the experienced help you deserve.
Why File a Drug Injury Lawsuit?
When a drug manufacturer makes a defective and harmful product, they can be held accountable for the damages it causes to patients. Though these claims can be complex, an experienced drug injury lawyer will fight for the compensation their clients deserve.
By filing a claim against the manufacturer of a defective and dangerous drug, a consumer can recover the many costs they face because of their illness or injury, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Any other expenses stemming from the defective drug
These claims can make the difference between a successful recovery and financial hardship. If you’re considering your legal options after suffering harm from a defective medication, let our drug injury lawyers help.
What Makes a Medication Dangerous?
Medications can be dangerous for several reasons. A drug’s safety can be impacted by its design, manufacturing, distribution, or labeling. Here are just a few causes of defective drugs:
Drug design – In some cases, a drug is inherently dangerous to any user because of the health risks it poses. This is often true when a medication hasn’t been properly tested.
Drug manufacturing – Entire batches or shipments of drugs can be dangerous if they contain dangerous contaminants.
Drug labeling – All risks and potentially dangerous interactions should be clearly labeled on a medication, and users of the drug should be informed of any risks they face. When drugs aren’t properly labeled, users can suffer serious injury or illness as a result.
Examples of Dangerous Drugs
Dangerous or defective medications come in many forms. Though any medication could pose health risks if it’s defective or improperly labeled, a few drugs are notorious for the harm they’ve caused users, including:
- Provigil and Nuvigil
- Some diabetes drugs
- Some blood thinners
This is only a brief list of the nearly countless drugs that have or could cause users harm. If you or a loved one has suffered illness or injury because of a harmful medication, you should seek experienced legal representation. Contact our team today for a free consultation.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Defective or Harmful Medications?
Typically, the manufacturer of a defective drug can be held responsible for the injuries caused by a dangerous product. These types of cases are considered product liability cases, and they can be more complex than some personal injury claims.
An experienced product liability lawyer can examine the facts of your case and gather evidence to determine the at-fault party. Your attorney can also help you demand compensation for the costs of the injuries you’ve suffered due to the defective drug.
When Should You Contact a Pharmaceutical Injury Lawyer?
The best time to contact a pharmaceutical injury lawyer is upon learning of your illness or injury. In some cases, injured users of faulty medications have only discovered that their condition was caused by the drug in question after doing research online.
Whenever you suspect that your injury or illness is linked with a medication you’ve been taking, you have the right to contact a lawyer to discuss your legal options. Contact our defective drug lawyers today for a free, no-obligation case review.
Can You Sue for a Medication Recall?
If you’ve suffered harm because of a recalled medication, you have the right to file a lawsuit. The likelihood of your lawsuit’s success depends on the extent of your injuries and the liability of the manufacturer. An attorney can help you build a case that proves the damages you’ve suffered, and the role the manufacturer’s negligence played in your case.
Common Injuries Caused by Defective Drugs
Defective drugs have been linked to a long list of injuries and illnesses. A few examples include:
- Heart attack
- Kidney disease or failure
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Blood clots
- Internal bleeding
- Respiratory issues
The type of symptoms you’re likely to suffer depends on the dangerous or defective medication you’ve been taking. For more specific information about the dangers of a specific drug, visit this page.
How Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Can Help
Having an experienced pharmaceutical injury lawyer handling your case offers many benefits. Our team has years of experience helping injured people hold negligent drug manufacturers accountable for the harm their products have caused.
Our drug injury lawyers can assess your case, gather evidence on your behalf, correspond with insurance companies or other attorneys on your behalf, prepare and file all necessary paperwork, and do all other aspects of building your case.
We know how difficult times are for our clients, which is why we focus heavily on delivering exceptional service. That means keeping you updated on your case, responding to all your questions and concerns promptly, and treating you with the respect and compassion you deserve.
We Serve Clients Throughout the U.S.
Though our drug injury attorneys are based in Dallas, we serve clients across the U.S. If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm because of a defective or dangerous medication, you deserve an advocate who will fight for your best interests. Contact our team today to get started with a free consultation.
Our Drug Injury Lawyers Are Here for You
It’s devastating to suffer a serious injury or illness because of a medication that was supposed to help you get better. But when it’s the manufacturer’s fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. Let the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough fight to help you get the money you deserve—call today.
Do not stop taking a prescription medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.
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